City Manager's Report: Thank You for Participating in Spring 2021 Community Cleanup Day & Prescription Drug Take Back Day!
Lakeport Disposal reports this was likely the most popular Community Cleanup Day since the event began in the spring of 2017. Collected this year was a total of 21,000 pounds of household trash and junk, 478 pounds of appliances, and 286 pounds of electronics.
The Lakeport Community Cleanup Day is a semi-annual event intended to help keep our community clean and beautiful. Lakeport Disposal, the City’s contracted waste hauler and service provider, partners with us in co-sponsoring this activity.
The Lakeport Police Department’s participation in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, also on April 24, brought in 72 pounds of pills delivered to the police station by 49 people in the drive-through event. Over-the-counter or prescription medication in pill, tablet or capsule form were accepted along with vape pens and other e-cigarette devices from which the batteries were removed.
Volunteers from SafeRX Lake County assisted at the event and distributed NarCan kits. Community members from Lakeport and throughout Lake County took advantage of the event, conducted in coordination with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Since the LPD began participating with this program in January 2019, over 700 pounds of prescription drugs have been collected and kept out of our environment.
The City appreciates the on-site mobile shredding Shred Day held on April 26 and sponsored by Umpqua Bank and Strong Financial Network. This free shredding service offers residents and businesses protection from identity theft by safely and securely destroying documents.