Lancaster Campus to Host Community Disposal Day
Health and safety of the community, beyond “recycle, reduce, reuse,” is the focus during the Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off, to be held in the north parking lot at Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike, on Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. until 12 noon.
Officers from the Lancaster Police Department will accept outdated and unused prescription medication, which will be logged into the department’s property room and then destroyed. Types of medication accepted include prescription pills, capsules, liquids, creams, gels, ointments, patches, suppositories, powders, syringes and IVs. Please do not bring aerosols or inhalers, and black out the name on the prescription label. The officers also will accept medication of unknown origin.
Toxco Inc. will collect household, rechargeable, lawn and garden and auto batteries for recycling.
Lancaster -Fairfield Community Action and Recycling center’s commercial shred truck will be on site to shred confidential papers (three box limit per vehicle). Telephone directories also may be recycled.
“I’m absolutely thrilled with the organizations and representatives who have joined this effort, and with the resources and support they’ve offered,” LaRue said. She noted that the combined event is a good first effort, and while not all-inclusive, has potential for growth.
“We’re getting drugs out of homes, potentially off the streets and out of the waste stream, and creating awareness for many forms of recycling.”
The Fairfield County Prosecutor’s Office, Fairfield Federal Savings and Loan, Fairfield Medical Center, Interim Healthcare, Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action and Recycling, Lancaster Police Department, “Prevention Works” for a Drug-free Fairfield County, Toxco Inc., and WLOH have partnered with Ohio University Lancaster Campus for the event.
Vehicles should enter the Lancaster Campus via College Avenue, where volunteers will direct drivers to the various drop-off stations and unload the items to be collected or recycled. Documents will be shredded at the final station.
The event is free and open to the public.
OTHER RESOURCES: Items which may not be recycled during this collection include household hazardous waste (cleaning supplies, paint and related supplies), motor oil, packing materials, pesticides, pool chemicals and compact florescent bulbs. Licking County will host a household hazardous waste disposal day August 21, 8 a.m. until 12 noon, at the O.S.U. Newark Campus.
Paint and other usable household items may be donated to Restore, 3476 Cincinnati-Zanesville Road, on Saturdays (740.654.3434). Also consider donating paint to theatre groups, churches, parks and nonprofit organizations.
Computers may be recycled through the Reconnect program at Goodwill, 505 West Fair Avenue.
To recycle motor oil, contact your local auto care center.
BSS Waste, Hess Brothers, Inc., Hines Scrap Iron, Kraner Metal, Sierra Metals and Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action and Recycling all accept scrap metals.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs may be deposited in special containers and Home Depot and Lowes.