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State Rep. Sam Yingling touts success of events

ROUND LAKE BEACH – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, hosted a pair of successful events to help constituents recycle and to rid the area of unwanted prescription drugs.

The Drug Take-Back event, hosted with Avon Township and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, took in the most medication of the seven sites that were held around Lake County.

“Having old, unused medication lying around can become a safety hazard, and disposing of it improperly can have negative effects on the environment,” Yingling said in a news release. “I am glad to see that so many people disposed of their unneeded medication safely.” 

The event at the Avon Township Building took in more than 150 pounds of medication. No other location took in more than 100 pounds.

For information on Drug Take-Back Day and where to find year-round medication collection sites, visit www.takebackday.dea.gov, or contact Yingling’s full-time constituent service office at 847-231-6262 or repsamyingling@gmail.com.

Yingling also hosted a successful electronics recycling event at his full-time constituent service office, 1919 Route 83 in Round Lake Beach.

The office collected electronic devices from residents on Earth Day. The collected items are being taken to the Grayslake Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) facility for recycling. Lake County has four year-round locations where local residents can recycle clothing and household chemicals. Recycling at the facilities is free for Lake County residents.

For information on how to dispose of household items in an environmentally friendly way, visit www.swalco.org or contact Yingling’s full-time constituent service office.

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