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Prescription Drugs Take-Back and Household Hazardous Waste Collection event coming to Leesburg

RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2012

LEESBURG - The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the City of Leesburg Police Department, will hold a Prescription Drugs Take-Back and Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Home Depot  parking lot, located at 10825 U. S. Highway 441, Leesburg.

The purpose of the event is to help dispose of unwanted medications in a safe and environmentally sensitive way and to prevent improper use by others. The County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit also will collect unwanted household hazardous waste. Convenient drive-through disposal of medications and household hazardous waste will be available so residents won’t have to leave their vehicle.

Residents will be able to dispose of 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 Collection event call the Lake County Solid Waste Division at 352-343-3776.


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