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CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: February 8, 2011
CONTACT: Kristin Lock, (850) 245-2112
  Rhonda Haag, (239) 344-5647

DEP’s Easy As One, A Bag's Life and Lee County Sheriff's Office Host Free Collection Events in Fort Myers

~Local events collect retail plastic bags, cell phones and unwanted medications~

FORT MYERS – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Easy As One initiative together with A Bag’s Life campaign and the Lee County Sheriff’s office will host a free plastic bag, cell phone and drug take back collection event at multiple locations throughout Lee County February 8 – 12, 2011.

DEP will collect retail plastic bags for proper recycling and cell phones (working and non-working) and stray chargers to be donated to charity. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will collect unwanted medications for proper destruction. Unwanted medication collection is anonymous and both prescription and over-the-counter medications are accepted.

Participants who bring in 20 or more plastic bags, a cell phone, a charger or medicine will receive a day pass to any Florida State Park. Limit one per person, while supplies last.

Collection events will take place at the following:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Winn Dixie located
1145 Homestead Road North
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office West District Substation
15650 Pine Ridge Road
Ft. Myers, FL 33908

Thursday, February 10, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast Town Center
10028 Gulf Center Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33913

Saturday, February 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Old Navy located at Page Field Commons
4995 South Cleveland Avenue
Ft. Myers, FL 33907

For more information visit:
Easy As One: www.dep.state.fl.us/EasyAsOne or www.twitter.com/EasyAsOne
A Bag’s Life: www.abagslife.com

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Last updated: February 08, 2011

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