PRESCRIPTION DRUG “TAKE-BACK” DAY - Saturday, April 28 and Wed, April 18
On Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its fourth nationwide Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day. DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide and at various locations throughout Vermont. We encourage all Vermont state employees to participate in this event. The service is free and anonymous – no questions asked. To find the nearest location go to www.dea.gov .
Additionally, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. a Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day will be held at the State House.
The medicine cabinet provides ready access to persons, especially teenagers, who seek to abuse medications. For example, the 2010 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) noted that 51 percent of those surveyed believe that most teens get prescription drugs from their own family’s medicine cabinets.
Vermont law enforcement reports a growing problem of prescription drug abuse. We encourage all state employees to do what they can to take action against this problem by turning in their unused and unwanted prescription drugs to the drop off site nearest them.
Recycling Landfill Ban
Beginning July 1, 2015, mandated recyclables as defined in the Universal Recycling law, will no longer be ablet to be buried in landfills in the state of Vermont. These recyclables are now accepted from free at all solid waste facilities in the state:
Aluminum and steel cans
Aluminum foil and aluminum pie pans
Glass bottles and jars
PET and HDEP plastic bottles and jugs
White and mixed paper
Newspaper, magazines, catalogues, paper mail and envelopes
America Recycles Day is every November 15. We celebrated by giving away a Green Cone Digester to a lucky user of the Worcester Transfer Station. Post Office Cafe donuts and coffee were also enjoyed during that day.
The mission of the Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District is to reduce the quantity and toxicity of the trash generated and going to the landfill while maintaining or improving overall environmental quality (air, water, and soil), treating customers and employees with respect and operating within a balanced budget.
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After enjoying the books and movies, be sure to share your opinions with your neighbors and with us. Find us on Facebook and Twitter #trashtalk25
As a non-profit 501(c)1 organization, we can offer a variety of free services to help you better manage your soild waste stream. A example of those possibilities can be found here:
- Waste Assessments for Businesses and Schools
- Waste Management Presentations and Activities
- Composting and Recycling Bins for sale at reasonable prices
- Six Transfer Stations operating throughout the District
- Technical assistance for compliance with Act 148
- Bottle Redemption Containers for use at special events
- Assitance with developing a solid waste plan for large scale events