November 28, 2020

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Holidays Events at Museums & in Town -

Friday, November 27, 2020

New Exhibits Greet Visitors to Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SMECO Employees Raise Funds for Hospitals -

Monday, November 16, 2020

Health Equity Webinar Series Set -

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Shred Documents, Dispose of Medication at Take Back Day

Medication

Do you have expired, unused, and unwanted medications or paper documents with personal information that you’d like to purge? This is your chance to dispose of them safely. Bring your items for disposal to National Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24, from 10 am to 2 pm at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center at 41770 Baldridge St. in Leonardtown.

Shredding services and medication collection for pills, liquids, and needles will be offered. This event is free and open to the public.

Masks will be required at all times while attending this event for the safety of the community and employees assisting during the event. Please remain in your vehicle once on site and adhere to instructions from attendants. Please place documents or expired medications in your trunk or truck bed to lessen the chance of exposure.

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.

National Take Back Day in St. Mary’s County is a collaborative event of the St. Mary’s County Health Department, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services.

For more information, visit www.smchd.org/disposal or contact the St. Mary’s County Health Department at 301-475-4330 or smchd.healthdept@maryland.gov​.

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