Green' theme at 24th annual Community Health Fair
Send a link to a friend
[March 12, 2009]
Do you have recyclable items in
your home? The 2009 Community Health Fair will not only provide
health screenings and health exhibits, but a chance for you and your
family to bring in recyclable items. In the next few weeks there
will be a few reminders for you to gather all your recyclable
objects. Bring them to the "Healthy Earth ... Healthy You" Community
Health Fair. "Go Green!"
In the meantime, start collecting container glass, printer
cartridges, cell phones, eyeglasses, CFL light bulbs, pop tabs,
plastic bags, medications and mercury products.
Container glass includes glass that has contained food or
beverages; colored glass is acceptable. Plastic and metal must be
removed, but labels may remain on the container glass. Black and
color printer cartridges are acceptable to be recycled. In addition,
bring working and non-working cell phones.
Bring in new used, damaged or broken eyeglasses. Bring all soda
can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Also bring along unwanted or
damaged plastic bags.
Additionally, bring in unused and unwanted medications, including
over-the-counter and prescription drugs and asthma inhaler
cartridges. Labels may remain on bottles; however, the client's name
needs to be marked out. Bring in any unwanted or damaged mercury
thermometers and mercury blood pressure cuffs in a sealed container.
Container glass will be collected by Lincoln Junior Woman's Club
(9 a.m.-noon) at the Lincoln Community High School parking lot.
Printer cartridges will be collected by Community Action Partnership
of Central Illinois. Cell phones will be collected by Sojourn
Center. The Lions Club will collect eyeglasses. Small residential
CFL light bulbs can be recycled and will be collected by AmerenCILCO.
The Healthy Communities Partnership Parish Nurse program will
collect all pop tabs. Wal-Mart will collect the plastic bags.
Medications will be collected by the Environmental Protection
Agency, Kroger Pharmacy, Lincoln Police Department and Logan County
Department of Public Health. The Environmental Protection Agency and
Logan County Department of Public Health will collect the mercury
[to top of second column]
Begin collecting recyclable items now, before April 4 comes
around. Get the entire family together and be a part of "Go Green
The Community Health Fair is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Park
District and the Logan County Department of Public Health.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Park District]