Turzai to Host Free Prescription Drug Take Back and Shredding Event Oct. 24
WEXFORD – As part of a national effort to promote the proper collection and disposal of prescription medications, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will be a hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The event will take place from 9-11 a.m. at the Marshall Elementary/Middle School Campus, 5145 Wexford Run Road, Wexford.

“I am proud to join the Northern Regional Police Department, Duquesne Light Company and People’s Natural Gas in promoting this important event,” said Turzai. “This is something everyone in our area should be aware of to protect public safety.”

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 dispose of 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.

“Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation,” said Turzai. “We are pleased to be able to provide residents with a secure way to shred large amounts of personal documents.”

For more information, call Turzai’s district office at 412-369-2230. To inquire about Turzai and his legislative priorities, visit RepTurzai.com or Facebook.com/RepTurzai.

Representative Mike Turzai
The Speaker
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Sara Bresnahan Kennedy
412.369.2230 (office)
RepTurzai.com / Facebook.com/RepTurzai / Twitter.com/RepTurzai

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