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The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 10 am to 2 pm. During this yearly event, you can turn in old or no longer used medicines for proper disposal. We know that many of you may have medications that have expired or that you don’t take any more and this is a perfect way to make sure they are destroyed so that no one gets hurt.
To find out more about the Take-Back Day, visit the web site HERE.
To find a disposal location near you, go HERE and put in your zip code or county and city.
In Union County, you can turn in unused and expired medications at these sites:
Union County Sheriff’s Office
221 West 5th Street, Marysville, OH 43040 (Please enter the sally port from the south off of 6th St. Signs will be posted).
Pleasant Valley Fire Department
650 West Main Street, Plain City, OH 43064 (Please enter the rear of the bays).
Richwood Police Department
153 North Franklin Street, Richwood, OH 43344 (Please enter the sally port entrance).
Free Electronic Waste and Appliance Recycling Day on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to 1 pm at Union Recyclers.
On Saturday, April 22, there will be a FREE electronic waste and appliance recycling day from 9 am to 1 pm (rain or shine) at Union Recyclers, 15140 US Route 36 East in Marysville.
Items that will be accepted from households, businesses, industries, schools, and the government include: Computers, any and all types of cable and wire, cameras, servers, VCRs, Monitors, DVD Players, all types of cell phones, keyboards and mice, CD and DVD media, battery backup systems, scanners, printers, fax machines, copiers, all stereo equipment, video games, video game systems, all phone equipment, speakers, floppy disks, microwaves, sweepers, and other household electronics.
Televisions will be accepted for a fee of $20 each. There is a $5 Fee for each CRT (cathode ray tubes found in most computer monitors) Monitor.
Freon and Non-Freon appliances including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, stoves, dishwashers, washers, and dryers will be taken at NO CHARGE.
Aluminum beverage cans will be purchased for 5 cents over the price of the day!
Absolutely NO tires, light bulbs, alkaline batteries or household hazardous waste will be accepted. NO Early Drop Offs!
For more information, call Union Recyclers at 937-642-7283 or visit their web site HERE.
If a business, industry, school, or government office has a large quantity of electronic waste, contact Accurate IT to schedule a pick up date/time. Call 1-888-811-2487 or visit their web site HERE.
Those celebrating the 47th Annual Earth Day this year feel we are at a critical time for planet Earth. Climate change and the dire consequences of human pollution and consumption are ravaging our beautiful home.
It’s time to get involved and do all that you can to protect our planet on this Earth Day and every other day of the year.
Last year, the Earth Day Network called on activists to plant 7.8 billion trees across the planet as Earth Day heads toward its 50th Anniversary in 2020. The City of Columbus also has an initiative to plant 300,000 trees by the 2020 Earth Day weekend.
In 2017, the Earth Day Network has chosen a theme of Environmental and Climate Literacy.
Green Columbus and Earth Day Columbus will celebrate their 11th Earth Day with Earth Week from April 8-15 and a celebration on Saturday, April 22 at Columbus Commons.
On Saturday, April 22, there will also be a March for Science in downtown Columbus. This is a non-partisan march that will be carried out by scientists, educators, and others who love science and believe it plays an important part in all of our lives. To find out more, visit the March for Science Facebook page HERE.
For a list of volunteer activities in Columbus and central Ohio, go HERE.
Like Green Columbus on Facebook HERE.
Several of the area Metro Parks will also be honoring Earth Day with programs throughout the Central Ohio area. To find a program you would enjoy, go HERE.
For great Earth Day books for kids, go HERE.
By the way, National Arbor Day is April 28. Plant trees throughout April as you celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. For more information on Arbor Day, visit the Arbor Day Foundation web site HERE.
Save the Date!!! April 27 will be here soon!
We always know spring is here when the Plain City Lions Club auction finally arrives. This year, those fun-loving Lions are hoping you’ll join them the last Thursday of the month and raise money for their many, many service projects and local charities. This auction, which is filled with jokes and teasing along with tons of super buys, always leaves people with full bellies, giant smiles, and empty wallets (people bid often to help support a good cause!).
You can bid on several great items at the auction including: Four Michelin tires donated by Schrock Automotive, one skid of water softener salt donated by ASE Feed and Supply, a Stihl gas string trimmer donated by Hilliard Lawn and Garden, a Lake Erie perch dinner for the lucky buyer and twelve other family members and friends (courtesy of Captain and Lion Roger Weeks and his wife, Ann), front and rear brakes up to $450 in value by E & R Tires Plus, a hidden peg coat rack with a choice of several beautiful woods handmade and donated by Lion Perry Beachy, a 43 inch television donated by the London Wal-Mart, and an Adirondack Chair donated by Yutzy’s Farm Market.
The Lions Club Annual Dinner and Auction will be held on Thursday, April 27, in the Banquet room at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are $17, which includes a family style dinner and entry to the auction. The meal will be served at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at True Value Hardware (see Lion Perry Yoder) or here at the pharmacy (see Joe). The auctioneers this year are Geoff Smith, Frank Roby, Dan Westlake, and Jay Kurtz.
Stop in the pharmacy as soon as possible and buy your tickets! You will have a roaring good time!
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