WARRENTON, Va., April 5, 2013 – What do you do with the medications in your cabinet that have expired or are no longer being used? If you toss them in the garbage or flush them down the toilet, they may filter into the groundwater and end up in our lakes and streams.
To provide an alternative to this environmental hazard, Fauquier Health will hold an unused medication and sharps collection day on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. A free service of Fauquier Health,
the program helps residents of Fauquier County and surrounding areas safely dispose of used
medication or medical “sharps” such as needles, syringes and lancets, reducing risk to families and
waste management and landfill staff. Residents may stop by the Medical Office Building on Hospital
Hill to safely dispose of unused medication and sharps.
To help make this day a success, please remember:
• Medicine should be in original packaging if possible.
• Personal information should be blacked out with a marker.
• Return sharps in rigid plastic or metal containers; no soft-sided containers that sharps can
• No businesses or doctor’s offices, please.
When: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Medical Office Building on the Hospital Hill campus of Fauquier Hospital
Sponsored by: Fauquier Health, NOVEC and the Warrenton Police Department
For more information: call 540-316-3588.
About Fauquier Health
Fauquier Health is a non-profit community health system. A Planetree-designated facility, the organization is dedicated to high-quality, patient-centered care in a unique environment that considers the multiple facets of healing and respects the individuality of each and every patient. Located at 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier Health serves the residents of Fauquier and several surrounding counties. It comprises: Fauquier Hospital, a fully accredited, 97-bed hospital; Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 115-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility; the Villa at Suffield Meadows, an assisted living facility; the Wound Healing Center and a medically supervised Wellness Center offering health and wellness programs. Fauquier Health also has a 50 percent ownership in the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, a state-of-the-art radiation treatment facility. Fauquier Health also operates nine doctors’ offices: Fauquier Health Endocrinology; Fauquier Health OB/GYN; Fauquier Health Infectious Diseases; Fauquier Health General Surgery; Fauquier Health Hemotology and Oncology; Fauquier Health Neurology; and Fauquier Health Rheumatology in Warrenton; Fauquier Health Internal Medicine at Lake Manassas; and Fauquier Health Family Practice at Bealeton. In 2011, Fauquier Health provided more than $11.2 million in community benefit support to its community. More information on Fauquier Health is available online at www.fauquierhealth.org or by calling 540-316-3588.