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Free Drug Disposal and Shredding Event

Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 29, 2016. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is sponsored by Metro Public Works, Metro Police, and Metro Council.MetroCouncil

Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to:

1032 Phillips Lane, across from the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

Saturday, October 29, 2016

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled. Shredding donated by the Louisville Branch of Shred-It Louisville. The Drug Toss will be done as a drive-through event.

Black out all personal information on all medication containers that will be tossed. For safety reasons, we cannot accept sharps, needles, lances, cosmetics, personal care or hygiene items. Medication products should never be flushed down the toilet or drain, burned in the open or thrown in the trash because they can contaminate the environment if they get into the drinking and ground water.

Additional tips to prevent identity theft:

  • Do not keep Social Security cards in wallet or purse
  • Do not put bills or checks in home mailbox for pickup
  • Check credit reports, bank statements and credit card statements often for irregularities
  • Shred all documents with personal information
  • Never give personal information to someone on the phone, internet or email claiming to be your bank
  • Do not store credit card numbers on shopping websites

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