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Residents encouraged to discard unwanted prescription drugs at Leesburg collection event on Oct. 11
Household hazardous waste will also be collected at this event

RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2012

LEESBURG – The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in conjunction with the Leesburg Police Department, will hold a Prescription Drugs Take-Back event on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at the former Sims Furniture Galleries, located at 1715 Citrus Blvd. in Leesburg.

At this event, residents will be able to safely and easily dispose of unwanted prescription medications. This controlled disposal process 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 chemicals, photo and swimming pool materials, 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.
 

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More Information:
Lake County Public Works Department
352-343-3776
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/solid_waste/mobile_unit_schedule.aspx

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klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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