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CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: November 3, 2010
CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850-245-2112

Operation Medicine Cabinet and DEP’s Easy as One Initiative to Host Collection Event in Orlando

~Event collecting unwanted medicines, retail plastic bags and used cell phones encourages residents to be safe and environmentally responsible~

TALLAHASSEE – Operation Medicine Cabinet and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Easy As One initiative will host a free collection event in Orlando at the old Amway Arena from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. Bring expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications for proper disposal, retail plastic bags to be recycled and working and non-working used cell phones and chargers to be donated to charity.

Participants who bring in 20 or more plastic bags, a cell phone, or medicines will receive a day pass to any Florida State Park, while supplies last.

This free collection event is for households only. No business waste will be accepted. Event is coordinated by DEP and Perma-Fix of Orlando as part of an in-kind settlement.

The collection will take place:

Saturday, November 13, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Old Amway Arena
Parking Lot 1 – Livingston Street
Orlando, Florida

For more information about Easy As One visit www.dep.state.fl.us/EasyAsOne or follow on Twitter, www.twitter.com/EasyAsOne.

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Last updated: January 25, 2011

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