TDCI Offers Free Document Shredding/Drug Take-Back in Jackson on June 8

Event Gives Residents Opportunity to Protect Personal Information and Safely Dispose of Unwanted Medications
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 01:48pm

NASHVILLE – Residents of Jackson and the Madison County area can securely shred outdated personal documents and safely dispose of household medications at the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs free document shredding/drug take-back event in Jackson on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT).

The event, which will be held at the Jackson Fairgrounds, brings together a variety of stakeholders including state leaders, law enforcement and others to offer a convenient and safe way for residents to dispose of medications and sensitive documents.

Residents can drive up and drop off paper documents that are no longer needed (outdated credit card statements, utility bills, investment documents, tax forms, medical records and other forms) as well as unused, unwanted, or outdated medications (prescription or over-the-counter) for proper disposal. Consumers should bring medications in the original container and simply mark out personal information. Please note: Sharp needles, IV bags, and radioactive medications are not accepted.

WHO: TDCI Division of Consumer Affairs, Senator Ed Jackson, Representative Chris Todd, the Metro Narcotics Unit (a cooperative effort of the Madison County Sheriff's Office and the Jackson Police Department), the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Investigations Bureau, and the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South.

WHAT: Jackson Community Shred and Drug Take Back Event

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Jackson Fairgrounds, North Pavilion, 800 South Highland Avenue, Jackson, TN 38301

For more information on this event, please email Anna Smith at For more consumer protection information, visit the TDCI’s Division of Consumer Affairs at

For more consumer resources, visit the TDCI Division of Consumer Affairs at