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Environmental Sustainability at TriHealth

Medication Disposal

Medication DisposalTriHealth has become the first health system in the region to have an unused medication drop-off box. This program was set up in order to provide patients a safe place to dispose of unwanted or expired medication in order to avoid drug abuse, accidental ingestion, and harmful toxins being flushed into the waterways. Medications can be dropped off in the collection boxes located in the front lobbies of Bethesda North, Good Samaritan, Bethesda Butler, and Arrow Springs Hospitals. Acceptable items include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, pet meds, vitamins, patches, and pills Needles and liquids will not be accepted.

Locations:

  • Bethesda North Hospital: 10500 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
  • Good Samaritan Hospital: 375 Dixmyth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
  • Bethesda Butler Hospital: 3125 Hamilton Mason Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Bethesda Arrow Springs, 100 Arrow Springs Blvd. Lebanon, OH 45036

Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rollback

TriHealth understands the harm that increased levels of mercury and other toxins can present to patients, team members and the community. In order to maintain a safe and clean environment for all, TriHealth has signed a letter addressed to acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler encouraging the protection of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that are currently trying to be rolled back.

A copy of the letter and press release can be found here.

Reds/PNC Electronic Waste Recycling Event

TriHealth is a sponsor and supporter of this annual community electronic recycling event put on by Cohen Recycling. Last year, more than 190,000 pounds of obsolete computers, printers, monitors, televisions and other e-waste was collected over the three-day event.

E-waste is the largest and fastest growing waste stream around the globe. By recycling your electronics responsibly, you prevent hazardous materials inside these devices from leaching into the surrounding environment and reduce the need to mine new materials that cause environmental damage.

In 2019, the event is from May 16-18. Visit one of three convenient locations, drop off your e-waste, make a donation to the Reds Community Fund and meet some Reds players and personalities.

Thursday, May 16th
7 AM - 3 PM NEW LOCATION! PNC Bank/Kroger
6401 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45239

Friday, May 17th
7 AM - 3 PM Mason/Deerfield PNC Bank
5283 Bowen Dr., Mason, OH 45040

Saturday, May 18th
9 AM - 3 PM NEW LOCATION! PNC Bank/Kroger
Oakley Station: 4613 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Visit the event webpage for more information.

Resources

TriHealth supports many community events and the promotion of sustainability awareness and engagement in the region. The resources below will help connect you to organizations and efforts in the region that can help learn and engage in more environmentally sound practices.

Organizations in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services

United States EPA

Ohio EPA

Green Umbrella

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council

Resources in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Red Bike

Meet Me Outdoors

Rumpke Recycling

Energy Saving Tips from Duke Energy

2018 Green Cincinnati Plan

Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste

 

 

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