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Keeping our waters clean

by jmaloni
Sat, Jun 25th 2011 12:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Richard Soluri, Refuse Disposal District Director Rick Pope, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and Assemblyman John Ceretto.
Niagara County Legislator Richard Soluri, Refuse Disposal District Director Rick Pope, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and Assemblyman John Ceretto.
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Richard P. Pope, director of the Niagara County Refuse Disposal District, and members of his team were in Lewiston last Saturday for a pharmaceutical collection event at the Red Brick Municipal Building. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., unwanted pills were collected, stored and then later shipped to Covanta Energy for incineration.

Pope was joined by Assemblyman John Ceretto (who was in charge of the district while a Niagara County legislator), Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano, and Niagara County legislators Richard Soluri and Bill Ross.

The pills are collected and destroyed as a means of preventing residents from flushing their unwanted medications down the sink and into the local water systems. Another collection event is slated for Aug. 20 in Hartland.

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