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Sister Bay Hosts Free Appliance and Drug Recycling May 13

Do you have old appliances, lawnmowers or prescription drugs you don’t know what to do with? Bring them to Sister Bay’s appliance recycling and drug drop-off event on Saturday, May 13 from 9 am – 1 pm. 

The village is sponsoring the event at the Sister Bay Sports Complex at 2155 Autumn Court in partnership with the Door County Sheriff’s Office to increase  recycling, protect the environment, and ensure outdated prescription drugs are safely  disposed of. Prescription drug drop-off and some recycling services will be provided free. 

The public can recycle small household appliances or items such as bicycles, lawn mowers, snow  blowers, stoves, washing machines and many other items. There may be a fee for recycling some larger items. Fees range from $5 to $60 per item if there is a compressor or a screen, such as LCD and CRT monitors,  televisions, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioning units.

The drug recycling event is free of charge and open to the public. Not only are prescription drugs  accepted, but any over the counter medication is welcome. Medications should be in the original  bottles or packaging or transported in Ziploc bags. All drugs will be secured and safely disposed  of by officials from the Sheriff’s Office. Liquids, creams,  syringes, lotions, chemotherapy drugs, aerosols and inhalers, needles and mercury thermometers will not be accepted. 

The prescription drug drop-off service is a way for everyone to clean out their medicine cabinets, which is especially important if you have old prescriptions for opioids, benzodiazepines, or highly  addictive medications in your home. Studies have shown that many addicts obtain their medications from friends or family members, especially by searching through their medicine cabinets. Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain, so taking advantage of the recycling opportunity helps keep our  waters safe. 

In addition to the recycling and drug drop-off, Sister Bay residents, business owners and property owners can bring documents to be securely shredded and recycled for free. The shredding event will require proof of village residency. 

Any documents to be shredded, as well as any of the previously mentioned items, should be  brought to the parking lot at the Sister Bay Sports Complex between 9 am – 1 pm on  May 13, 2023. Shredding is limited to five bankers boxes of materials per household or business. 

Properly disposing of materials that contain personal information is one of the best ways to guard  against identity theft. Documents to be shredded may include old bank statements, credit card  statements, pre-approved credit offers, old pay stubs, utility bills, tax records, and any and all other  outdated records that contain Social Security, Employer I.D. or Driver’s License numbers. 

If you have any questions regarding the medication drop-off service, please contact Chief Deputy McCarty at 920.746.2400. Questions regarding the Shredding/Appliance Recycling services should  be directed to Janal at the Sister Bay Village Administration Office, phone 920.854.4118. 

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