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Hudson hospital offers recycling on Earth Day

In commemoration of Earth Day, April 22, to demonstrate support for environmental protection, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will provide a recycling opportunity for employees and the general public from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, April 22.

Medical waste management company Stericycle will provide bins for staff and the public to donate small electronic devices they are no longer using. //The items being accepted incllude: ink and toner cartridges; cell phones; digital cameras; MP3 players; and laptops. These can be broken, old, used or new but SIM card must be removed from cell phones.

In addition, business services company Cintas will provide secure containers for shredding important documents that are no longer wanted.

More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world, according to the Earth Day Network. The first Earth Day was held in San Francisco 1970.

“Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities,” EDN writes on its website.

Other West Pasco Earth Day activities include an Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26 at Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills, organized by Covanta Energy, Pasco County Parks and Recreation, Keep Pasco Beautiful, the Pasco County School District and Pasco County Utilities.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is at 14000 Fivay Road. Bring all materials to the loading dock area.

Another recycling event will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, also at the loading dock area.

For more information contact the Director of Environmental Servicesat Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point at (727) 869-5413 and Oak Hill Hopsital at (703) 297-7467.

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