Free Document Shred-A-Thon & Prescription Drug Take-Back Community Event this Weekend in Scottsdale

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Scottsdale Police Department, Highlands Church, and AARP are hosting a free Shred-a-Thon and Prescription Drug-Take Back community event this Saturday, March 12, in Scottsdale.

Last year, the AGO assisted in helping local Arizona communities destroy 162,750 pounds of sensitive documents and dispose of nearly 780 pounds of unwanted prescriptions drugs.

Shredding your personal or sensitive documents is an important step to protecting your identity and your financial information.

Properly disposing of old prescription drugs is key to keeping opioids and other dangerous medications out of the hands of youth and reducing the risks for abuse.

There is no need to leave your car!  The public can stay in their vehicle and is asked to place documents requiring shredding in the trunk of their car prior to arriving.

There is a five-box max limit for shredded documents.

Examples of items not accepted (but not limited to): binders, binder clips, electronics, liquids, aerosols, needles, or hydrogen peroxide.

When: Saturday, February 26 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (or until trucks are full).

Where: Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

If there are any questions regarding this event, please contact AGO Community Outreach at (602) 542-2123 or at [email protected].