Bring Your Old Drugs and Old Electronics To Everett Community College Wednesday

April 20, 2015

Events in Everett, Everett

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As part of Earth Day, Everett Community College has partnered with Snohomish County and the Snohomish Health District to collect things that you don’t want around your house and may not know how to get rid of on your own…old electronics and expired prescriptions. Here’s everything you need to know about Wednesday’s event from Rebecca Hover at Snohomish County…

Everett and Snohomish County residents with unwanted medications in their homes won’t have to wait long to get rid of them.

Snohomish County has partnered with Everett Community College and the Snohomish Health District to host ‘Take Back’ events as part of the college’s annual Earth Week Event Series.  On Wednesday, April 22 county residents can drop-off unwanted medication – including prescribed controlled substances – at Everett Community College’s Liberty Hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for safe disposal.

“As former Snohomish County Sheriff, a trooper with the Washington State Patrol, and a legislator, safe and proper disposal of prescription medication has been a priority for me for a very long time,” Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said. “It’s important for the safety of our children, families, and the environment, and this Earth Day event is a great opportunity for residents to make a difference.”

Earth WeekUnwanted electronics can also be securely and responsibly recycled at no cost at the event. Electronics such as computers, printers, cell phones and other items can be dropped-off at EvCC’s parking lot F for free during this same time period. Visit here to see which electronic items are accepted.

“Improperly discarded chemicals and drugs harm our children and our environment,” said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer for the Snohomish Health District. “This is the responsible way to get them out of our homes and keep them out of our environment.”

Visit www.everettcc.edu/earthweek to learn more about the Earth Day Take Back event and other events or contact Molly Beeman, Everett Community College’s Resource Conservation Manager at mbeeman@everettcc.edu.

 

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