Safe Medication Collection Event April 29th
The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal will again host a collection event for unwanted medications on Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm at the following locations:
Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, 779 Warren Rd., Ithaca
Kinney Drugs, 513 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca
Slaterville Fire Station, 2681 Slaterville Rd., Slaterville Springs
The event is being done in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency's Take-Back Initiative.
Read the complete news release here.
FOG Collection Station at RSWC Reopened
The Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) collection station at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center has reopened. It had been locked due to the winter weather. Liquid FOG left from cooking can be deposited adjacent to the food scraps recycling totes at the RSWC.
Finger Lakes ReUse Receives 'Environmental Excellence Award' From New York State DEC
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc. was among eight organizations awarded the Environmental Excellence Award for 2016. Finger Lakes ReUse was honored for "turning waste into opportunities by diverting reusable materials from the landfill."
Read the full news release here.
Sustainable Tompkins: "Dish Truck, a Personal Story"
Joey Gates, Coordinator for the Dish Truck Project, explains her personal inspiration as she and her team work to create a system for introducing reusable serviceware to area festivals.
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Online Purchases Available at TCRMM Website
Tompkins County residents can purchase solid waste permits and disposal coupons and punch cards online, at the Department of Recycling and Materials Management's website. All transactions must be completed with a credit card, with the items purchased mailed within two to five business days.
Read the full release here.