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Fairfax Take Back Day- April 30

April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All Fairfax Residents:

Do a little spring cleaning, and come to Fairfax Take Back Day at the Fairfax Pavilion parking lot for a one stop shop for recycling and safe disposal of these items:

• Unused Prescription Drugs and Medications (until 2pm)

Household medications are the number one cause of childhood poisonings. They also pollute our waterways (please do not flush them down the toilet!). The Fairfax Police will be collecting the drugs until 2pm. Please no liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

This is part of the Drug Enforcement Agency National Drug Take Back program. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

• Electronics Waste

Conservation Corps North Bay will collect electronics for recycling including computers, microwaves, iPods, printers, cell phones, TVs, remotes, etc.

• Free Paper Shredding

Marin Sanitary Service will shred up to two bankers boxes of your sensitive documents. Please no plastic, folders, or binders. Staples/paperclips OK!

**Visit the Sustainable Fairfax Reuse Station and make fun reusable bags out of your favorite T-shirts!**

GETTING THERE: You can walk, bike or drive through the drop off spots in the Fairfax Pavilion Parking Lot.  Please enter from Elsie Lane.



FREE COMPOST FOR FAIRFAX RESIDENTS. Bring it Home! Marin Sanitary Service gives back compost to Fairfax residents several times per year as specified in the Town of Fairfax Resource Recovery Agreement. The compost is made from the food and yard waste collected from our GREEN curbside carts. This compost is shared with all Fairfax residents, so please do not take more than FIVE 5-gallon buckets (which provides a one inch cover for a 40 square foot garden).  Use of Compost: Compost is a soil amendment that improves the water-holding capacity and structure of your soil, but too much of it can harm your plants! It is recommended that you use no more than 1-2 inches on your annuals & perennials.  For more information on soil amendments, see this link.

Sustainable Fairfax, Marin Sanitary Service and the Town of Fairfax brings TAKE BACK DAY to Fairfax residents once a year.



April 30, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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