Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Have unused or expired medications?

Sat., May 5, 8 a.m.-noon - Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
Do you have unused or expired prescription medications but not sure what to do with them?
These should never be poured down your drains or flushed, and should not be left around where people or pets might have access to them.
The Tucson/Pima County Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHW) and the Pima County Sheriffs Department are sponsoring a medicine collection event along with the monthly HHW collection on Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 noon.
There is no charge for dropping off materials. Prescription and over-the-counter tablets, capsules, liquids, and creams will be collected.  Metal or glass inhalation aerosol bottles, syringes, and epi-pens will not be accepted.  For safety and confidentiality reasons, any items turned over for collection cannot be returned.  We do not accept drugs from commercial organizations. 
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The event will be held at:
Eastside City Hall
7575 E. Speedway Blvd.
(To access the collection site, please turn north on Prudence Rd. and follow the signs)
In addition to old medications, you may also bring paint or other household chemicals for collection.
Accepted materials include: Automotive fluids, auto and rechargeable batteries from electronics equipment, toxic cleaning products, fluorescent lamps, paints, solvents, lawn and garden products, and computer equipment. The program only accepts materials generated in homesno commercially generated materials are accepted.
More information is available on-line at
ES Customer Service at 791-3171.