Bennington spring clean your medicine cabinet May 18

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event includes safe disposal of medications.

Clean the toxins out of your basement, garage, and medicine cabinet. For the first time, you can dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications at hazardous waste disposal day. Bring toxins such as paint, pesticide sprays and medicines to the Bennington Transfer Station at 904 Houghton Lane in Bennington from 8 am – 1 pm Saturday, May 18, 2019.

“We all have toxins in our homes, and this is a chance to dispose of them safely and keep them out of our air and water,” said James Trimarchi, director of planning at Southwestern Vermont Health Care. “We’re excited to be collecting medications for the first time, which will reduce dangers for our youth.”

Several community agencies—including the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance, the Bennington Police Department, Casella Waste Systems, and Southwestern Vermont Health Care—are working together to collect medications in addition to the other household hazardous waste. No questions will be asked about the medications.

The event is free for residents of Arlington, Bennington, North Bennington, Old Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Manchester Village, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland, and Woodford.

Those who cannot attend the event can dispose of medications anytime in the lobby of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, where there is a secure box for safe disposal of medications is available 24 hours every day. No questions are asked. For more information about disposing of medications on hazardous waste disposal day or any time, contact Ginger Ritchie at 802-447-5006 or Virginia.Ritchie@svhealthcare.org.

Source: BENNINGTON, VT—April 30, 2019—SVHC. Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00am