Riverhead Town’s “Stop Throwing Out Pollutants” Day will be held in conjunction with a medication take-back event on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverhead Highway Department yard located at 1177 Osborn Avenue in Riverhead.

Riverhead residents can safely dispose of electronics, household chemicals, automotive products and more. For a full list of items that can be disposed of during the event, click here. For more STOP Day information, call (631)727-3200 ext. 391.

The medication take-back event is hosted by the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth. The Riverhead Police Department will be present to safely dispose of your medication. All medication is accepted as long as it is properly sealed.

Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell Health will also be at the event from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to provide free Naloxone (Narcan) training and kits to community members who are interested. Naloxone (Narcan) is an antidote to an opioid overdose. It is a lifesaving medication that can be administered by anyone. The training takes 2-3 minutes and you will be provided with a free Naloxone (Narcan) kit.

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth will also provide free Deterra Drug Deactivation Kits to community members. The Deterra kits allow community members to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication safely at home. 

For more information about the medication take-back event, call (631)727-3722 ext. 106.

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