Free Prescription Drug Kits

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Proper Medication Disposal

An article in The Charleston Gazette states WV Attorney General “Morrisey to spread the idea of drug disposal boxes” to increase proper disposal of medications across the state. We are proud of Marion County because our law enforcement office and some local pharmacies already make medication disposal options available to residents. 

The Marion County Solid Waste Authority is encouraging proper medication disposal and container recycling by providing FREE Proper Medication Disposal Kits.  Accidental poisonings are the second leading cause of death from injuries in the U.S. for adults, children, and pets.

For Residents

If you are a resident of Marion County or Taylor County that would like FREE proper medication disposal kits for your home, Please contact the Marion County Solid Waste Authority. 

For Organizations

If you are an organization or agency providing services in Marion County or Taylor County that would like to provide FREE proper medication disposal kits to residents, would like to include your educational material in the kits, or would like to have us come speak about proper disposal practices and recycling, please contact the Marion County Solid Waste Authority to learn more about Project A.L.E.R.T.

Project A.L.E.R.T.

Project A.L.E.R.T is an effort to increase proper disposal of mediation and other special wastes through a pilot project in Marion County and Taylor County. This is the 2nd year of the pilot project in Marion County.  It is a network of stakeholders that use, encounter, enforce, or dispose of common household toxins such as medication, pesticides, and other HHW. We aim to encourage proper disposal, increase recycling, and keep rural toxins out of the water system by providing accurate information to residents of our counties. 

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Agriculture and Forestry Day at the West Virginia State Legislature

Agriculture and Forestry Day at the West Virginia State Legislature  is February 10, 2014 and MarCoSWA will be visiting the State Legislature. We are looking forward to taking our picture with The WV Division of Forestry’s 7-foot-tall Smokey Bear statue. Did you know that the song “Smokey the Bear” was written by Keyser, WV native Jack Rollins? 

Burning trash is illegal in West Virginia because it produces toxins in the environment, is a cause of deadly asthma attacks and other health problems, and can start forest fires.

The Department of Environmental Protection, The Division of Forestry, The Division of Natural Resources, Marion County Litter Control and The Marion County Solid Waste Authority encourage you to not burn trash in Marion County WV.