Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Upcoming events: Merger meeting and drug toss

- The Merger 2.0 Task Force, recently appointed by Mayor Fischer to look at changes needed over the next decade of merger, began a series of public meetings this week. Citizens are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on what they want to see in their government. The dates and locations are as follows -- all hearings start at 7 PM:

April 11th - Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway

April 13th - Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop

- Medications should never be flushed, burned, or thrown in the trash. They can get into drinking and ground water, kill helpful bacteria, cause drug resistant bacteria, pollute the air, or be scavenged for illegal use or sale. Louisville residents can safely get rid of unused and expired medications during the bi-annual drug toss Saturday, April 9, at three locations:

J.B. Atkinson Elementary, 2811 Duncan Street
First Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1159 Algonquin Pkwy
UofL Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, 2800 S. Floyd Street

Each drive-up drug toss is 10 am- 2pm (you need not leave your vehicle to drop off items.) Please black out all personal information on ALL medication containers, and place tablets and capsules into a zip-lock bag prior to drop-off. Vials, bottled liquids and tubes should be placed in separate bags.
No used or unused sharps, needles or lances. No cosmetics, personal care or hygiene items. No clinics, medical offices or pharmacies can participate. Reps from LMPD and Metro Solid Waste will make sure all products are safely collected and properly disposed of. The drug toss is sponsored by: 7th Street Corridor PAL Coalition, Building Resiliency in Campus and Community Coalition, First Gethsemane Baptist Church, LMPD, and Portland Now Prevention Partnership.

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