July 6, 2020
For More Information, Contact:
Breanne Forbes Hubbard, population health manager, Breanne.email@example.com, 276-759-8297
MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS TO OFFER DRUG TAKE BACK DURING WASHINGTON COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY
(Abingdon, Virginia) – The Medical Reserve Corps of Southwest Virginia encourages residents of Washington County to bring expired or unused medications for safe disposal during Household Hazardous Waste Day on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“With the cancellation of the annual Drug Take Back due to COVID-19, the Southwest Virginia MRC is excited to be able to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Office with a local drug take back event on July 18!” said Southwest Virginia MRC Unit Coordinator Kristina Morris. “Old and unused drugs are a household hazard, so take this opportunity to clean out home medicine cabinets.”
This Drug Take Back event will be added to the Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Day at MXI Environmental Services, 26319 Old Trail Road in Abingdon.
Washington County residents may dispose of old and unused prescription medications, plus hazardous substances such as paint, motor oil, gasoline, batteries, pesticides, electronics, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and more. Prohibited items include needles and syringes, commercial or industrial waste, 55-gallon drums of material, radioactive material, explosives and bullets.
For more information, contact Southwest Virginia MRC Unit Coordinator Kristina Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-274-0555.
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