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E-M:/ Disposal of waste pharmaceuticals

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Dear Alex and Leeanne,
The posting from Enviro-Mich was forwarded to me from several sources.  
1)  A 2003 DEQ brochure, "A Remedy for Prescription Drug Disposal ..." was developed and distributed several years ago.  It is available on-line at <http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ess-tas-cau-RXbrochure.pdf>http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ess-tas-cau-RXbrochure.pdf  Bottom line is that making the pharmaceuticals unusable and disposing as solid waste is preferable to flushing it down the toilet.
2)  Many HHW programs accept batteries for recycling.  A clickable map containing contacts for local HHW, recycling and composting programs is available at <http://www.michigan.gov/deqreswastecontacts>www.michigan.gov/deqreswastecontacts.  Rechargeable batteries are collected at many retail locations by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC).  By typing in a zip code at the website <http://www.rbrc.org>www.rbrc.org you can find the closest collection location.  Most of these locations also accept cell phones.
I hope this answers some of your questions.  
Lucy Doroshko, Recycling Specialist
Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Section
MDEQ Environmental Science and Services Division
525 W. Allegan, One North
PO Box 30457
Lansing, MI  48909-7957
FAX:  517/241-0858
Check the DEQ Recycling Website at <http://www.michigan.gov/deqrecycling>www.michigan.gov/deqrecycling

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