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Warning about syringes, meth waste on this Green Up Day

This Green Up Day, Vermont town officials want you to stay away from syringes and meth waste.
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 7:56 AM EDT
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THETFORD, Vt. (WCAX) - This Green Up Day, Vermont town officials want you to stay away from syringes and meth waste.

The town of Thetford says if you see any syringes while you’re picking up trash on Saturday, mark the location and notify them to arrange for a safe pickup.

They also want you to be aware of containers that could be used to make meth. Often plastic or glass bottles will be used with tubes coming out. They say even if there are no tubes, look out for white, yellowish or brown residue inside the containers. They say moving these things can sometimes result in a fire, explosion or release of harmful fumes that can burn your airways and lungs.

Officials say entire labs can be found in toolboxes, coolers or other storage containers. Watch out for the smell of ammonia, areas with empty cold medicine or diet pill containers, and torn apart lithium batteries.

If you find a dumpsite, you’re being asked to leave the area and call 911.

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