What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Sierra Vista Police Department, and the Sierra Vista Citizens' Police Academy Association are hosting a free Shred-a-Thon and Prescription Drug-Take Back community event this Saturday, February 26, in Sierra Vista.
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.
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: Veteran's Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635.
Why: 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.
If there are any questions regarding this event please contact AGO Community Outreach at (602) 542-2123 or at CommunityOutreach@azag.gov.
AGO Free Shred-A-Thons:
The AGO regularly hosts free Shred-A-Thons across the state throughout the year. Many of the events also provide a prescription drug take-back component.
More information on upcoming Shred-a-Thon and drug take-back events can be viewed here on the AGO website.