Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Unused Medication and Sharp Collection

Sharps Collection
When: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Medical Office Building on the Hospital Hill campus of Fauquier Hospital
Sponsored by: Fauquier Health, NOVEC and the Warrenton Police Department
For more information: call 540-316-3588.

What do you do with the medications in your cabinet that have expired or are no longer being used? If you toss them in the garbage or flush them down the toilet, they may filter into the groundwater and end up in our lakes and streams.

To provide an alternative to this environmental hazard, Fauquier Health will hold an unused medication and sharps collection day on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. A free service of Fauquier Health, the program helps residents of Fauquier County and surrounding areas safely dispose of used medication or medical “sharps” such as needles, syringes and lancets, reducing risk to families and waste management and landfill staff. Residents may stop by the Medical Office Building on Hospital Hill to safely dispose of unused medication and sharps.

To help make this day a success, please remember:
  • Medicine should be in original packaging if possible.
  • Personal information should be blacked out with a marker.
  • Return sharps in rigid plastic or metal containers; no soft-sided containers that sharps can penetrate.
  • No businesses or doctor’s offices, please.

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