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Prescription Drugs and Household Hazardous Waste to be collected at upcoming event

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2012

UMATILLA — The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the City of Umatilla Police Department, will hold a Prescription Drugs Take-Back and Household Hazardous Waste collection event on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Umatilla Fire Department parking lot, located at 1 Cassidy St.

This event will give residents an opportunity to safely and easily dispose of unwanted medications, which helps prevent improper use by others. Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will also collect unwanted household hazardous waste.

“The collection of unwanted medications and household hazardous waste materials at events like this allow for them to be disposed of in an environmentally sensitive manner,” said Johnny Taylor, Lake County’s Hazardous Waste and & E-Cycling Supervisor.

Residents will be able to dispose of other waste products 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.

Materials such as infectious waste, solvents, chemical laboratory waste and radioactive waste are prohibited. 

For more information about the Prescription Drugs Take-Back and Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, call the Lake County Solid Waste Division at 352-343-3776.

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Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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