Shred and Med Day scheduled in county
Southern Seven Health Department, along with Union County Farm Bureau, plan to host a Shred & Med Disposal Day in Union County.
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on July 20 at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Organizers said the event will offer free and confidential document shredding and safe disposal of unwanted medication.
Items to look for include old, confidential documents like tax returns and insurance papers.
These often include personal information that may be used to access bank accounts and credit reports.
Those who want to participate in the event are invited to collect unused or outdated prescription and over-the-counter medications including pills, creams and patches.
Southern Seven Health Department recommends never sharing medications with others, adding that anyone who is requiring medication should always consult their physician prior to use.
Each resident/household will be limited to five banker-sized boxes or one 18-gallon sized tote of documents to be shredded.
More information about Shred & Med Disposal Day is available by contacting Natalie Sawyer at Southern Seven Health Department at 618-634-2297, extension 136.