Lancaster – The Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off event is being held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on Saturday, April 27. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.
Community members can bring confidential documents to be shredded for free. They can also drop off unused or outdated prescription medication. Batteries, computer equipment, cell phones and telephone books can also be recycled.
This is the fourth year for the event. It is held in the Lancaster Campus North Parking Lot.
Last year, 113,500 pills were collected at the event. Eight percent of the pills collected were narcotics. 58 pounds of liquid drugs were turned in and five pounds were opiate-based. 312 cars drove through the drop-off center. That was up from 254 cars the previous year.
In 2012, 8,000 pounds worth of computer equipment was recycled, 100 pounds in phone books were collected, 100 pounds of cardboard was dropped off and 3,927 pounds of documents were shredded.
Medical equipment, needles and medical waste cannot be accepted. Paint, household chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs and televisions are also not accepted.
If you have any questions about the event, contact Maryann Lape at Ohio University Lancaster. Her number is 654-6711 ext. 249.