Thursday, July 26, 2018

Speaker Turzai To Host Free Prescription Drug Take Back & Paper Shredding Event Aug. 8 In Pittsburgh

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will be teaming up with the Town of McCandless Police Department to host a free Prescription Drug Take Back Day on August 8 at the McKnight Elementary School/North Allegheny Intermediate parking lots at 500 Cumberland Road in Pittsburgh from 4:00 to 6:00  p.m.
“Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications,” said Speaker Turzai. “To reduce the risk of these drugs falling into the wrong hands, it’s important that you clean out your medicine cabinet and properly dispose your unwanted and expired medicines.”
Medications that will be accepted for the event include prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, pet medications, patches, vitamins and supplements, and inhalers.
Those items not approved for disposal include IV bags, blood or infectious waste, nebulizers, oxygen tanks and mercury thermometers.
In addition to the drug disposal service, the event will serve as a location to shred confidential documents properly. Residents can drop off three to five boxes per household of unwanted documents that contain personal information.
The materials to be shredded should not include newspapers, magazines or books. Paper clips and staples need not be removed before shredding. This event is for personal shredding only.
“By shredding paperwork that contains birth dates, Social Security numbers, bank account information and other sensitive or identifying information, we can better protect ourselves from identity thieves,” said Speaker Turzai. “I encourage area residents to take advantage of this free service.”
For more information, call Speaker Turzai’s district office at 412-369-2230.

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