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City of Hendersonville’s document shred & drug take back event

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By Staff Reports

Hendersonville – The City of Hendersonville will sponsor its popular Document Shred and Drug Take Back Event for City residents on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This year’s event will be held in the Dogwood Parking Lot located at 423 N. Church Street in Downtown Hendersonville. Residents should remain in their vehicles during the drive-thru to maintain recommended physical distancing guidelines.

Shred-it will have their shredding truck in the parking lot to allow residents to dispose of sensitive materials. City of Hendersonville residents are invited to bring up to two boxes (or 50 lbs.) of paper items to be shredded. Suggested items to shred are financial statements, cancelled checks, credit card statements, payroll stubs, insurance forms, old tax returns, forms from doctor’s offices, etc. This event is not for businesses. The public can simply drop their documents off or stay and watch their documents destroyed. The event will happen rain or shine. If the shredding truck fills up before 10:30, the event will be over.

During this time, the Hendersonville Police Department along with Hope Rx will host a Drug Take Back Event to allow citizens to dispose of expired/unused medication, such as prescription and over the counter pills, vitamins, ointments, and patches. No chemotherapy drugs, needles or EpiPens will be accepted. The Hendersonville Police Department also provides a permanent medication disposal box located in the lobby on the first floor of City Hall located at 160 6th Avenue E. that is accessible 24 hours a day. The drug take back portion of the event is open to everyone.

To make this part of a community outreach effort, the City is asking that residents coming to the event bring items to donate to Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM). Suggested items are canned fruits and vegetables, canned chili and soups, and toiletry items.

For more information, contact Lu Ann Welter, HR Coordinator, 828-233-3204 or lwelter@hvlnc.gov.

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