CLERMONT – If expired or unwanted prescription medications are taking up space in your medicine cabinet, it may be a good idea to mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 27. On that day, the Lake County Solid Waste Division, in conjunction with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, will hold a Prescription Drugs Take-Back event at the Lake County Sheriff’s South Substation, located at 15855 State Road 50 in Clermont, from 9 a.m. to noon.
This event will provide residents with a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted prescription medications, which helps prevent improper use by others and ensures that all collected items are discarded in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will also be present to collect household hazardous waste. Items such as lawn and gardening materials, photo and swimming pool chemicals, paint and related products, cleaning solutions, motor oil and used gas, batteries, fluorescent lamps, light bulbs and small propane tanks will all be accepted for disposal.
Materials such as infectious waste, solvents, chemical laboratory waste and radioactive waste are not permitted.
For more information about this collection event, or to find out about future collection events, call the Lake County Public Works Department at 352-343-3776 or view the Lake County Solid Waste Division’s Mobile Unit schedule online.