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TDCI Supports Document Shredding, Drug Take Back in Hamilton Co. on Oct. 27

Free Event Helps Consumers Dispose of Personal Documents, Unneeded Medications
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 03:00pm

NASHVILLE – Hamilton County area residents can safely dispose of outdated medications or shred personal documents and records during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT) at locations throughout Hamilton County.

Saturday’s event in southeast Tennessee is the result of a coalition of numerous partners – including the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs, Tennessee American Water, among others – working together to provide important consumer outreach. The event brings together law enforcement, businesses, and both state and local organizations to offer a convenient and safe way for residents to dispose of medications and sensitive documents.

Residents can drive up and drop off their unused, unwanted, or outdated medications (prescription or over-the-counter) for proper disposal at the 15 locations listed below. If possible, consumers should bring medications in the original container and simply cross out personal information. Items not accepted include sharp needles, IV bags, and radioactive medications.

Document shredders provided by TDCI’s Division of Consumer Affairs will be available at the locations listed in bold face. Consumers can bring paper documents that are no longer needed (old bank statements, tax information, medical records, etc.) to those two locations for fast and secure disposal.

  • Food City in Red Bank – 3901 Dayton Boulevard
  • Mt. Canaan Baptist Church – 4801 Hwy 58
  • Signal Mountain Police Department – 1111 Ridgeway Avenue
  • Orchard Knob Baptist Church – 1734 E. 3rd Street
  • Elks Lodge #91 – 1069 Graysville Road
  • Walgreens in East Brainerd – 2289 Gunbarrel Road
  • Walgreens in Brainerd – 3605 Brainerd Road
  • Walgreens in East Ridge – 5301 Ringgold Road
  • Walgreens in Northshore – 110 North Market Street
  • Walgreens in Ooltewah – 9307 Lee Highway
  • Walgreens in St. Elmo – 3550 Broad Street
  • Walgreens in Hixson – 5478 TN Highway 153
  • Walgreens in Soddy Daisy – 121 Harrison Lane
  • Walgreens in Dunlap – 14857 Rankin Avenue
  • Walgreens in Cleveland – 35 25th Street NW

In addition, training on opioid overdose prevention and naloxone administration will be held at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. The session will be conducted on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. More details about the training can be found on the Hamilton County Coalition website.

For more consumer resources, visit the TDCI Division of Consumer Affairs at tn.gov/consumer.

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