Thursday, March 12, 2009
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'Go Green' theme at 24th annual Community Health Fair

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[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 products. 

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Begin collecting recyclable items now, before April 4 comes around. Get the entire family together and be a part of "Go Green 2009."

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]



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