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Cabinet Clean-Out Day is September 9 at WLSSD

September 9, 2010
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WLSSD's Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Duluth, MN

Medicines for people and pets can pose problems when they are no longer wanted. What is the proper way to dispose of pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs? The best option is to take them to a Hazardous Waste Facility, where medicines are destroyed in an incinerator specifically designed for such wastes.

Medicines, hormones, and personal care products have been found in rivers and lakes around the country, to the detriment of fish and wildlife.

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) invites you to bring your unwanted or expired medications to Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day at its Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 27th Avenue West and the Waterfront. This drive-up, free event helps keep medications out of our local waters. If medicines are flushed down a toilet or drain, they may not be removed from wastewater and could end up in the St. Louis River and Lake Superior. If you are unable to make it to this event on September 9, visit WLSSD's website at www.wlssd.com for alternative recommendations on disposing of medicines in the trash.


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