Free No-Contact Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take Back Event this Weekend in Mesa

What: The Attorney General’s Office, Mesa Police Department, and Living Word Bible Church are hosting a FREE no-contact Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back event this Saturday, February 20, in Mesa. AARP is generously providing the trucks for the event.

Event volunteers and participants will follow current CDC social distancing guidelines. The public will be asked to remain in their vehicle during the event. Participants are asked to place documents and unwanted prescription drugs in the trunk of their vehicle before arriving.

There is a five-box limit for shredded documents. Examples of items not accepted (but not limited to): binders, binder clips, inhalers, aerosol cans, lotions or liquids, needles, and hydrogen peroxide.

When: Saturday, February 20th at 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (or until trucks are full)

Where: Living Word Bible Church, 3520 E. Brown Road, Mesa AZ 85213

Why: Shredding your personal or sensitive documents is an important step to protecting your identity. Getting rid of old prescription drugs is key in keeping opioids out of the hands of youth and reducing the risks for abuse. 

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

AGO Free Shred-A-Thons
The Attorney General's Office (AGO) regularly hosts free Shred-A-Thons throughout the year. Many of the events provide a prescription drug take-back component. Last year, the AGO assisted in the destruction of 47,250 pounds of sensitive documents. More information on upcoming events can be viewed here on the AGO website.

Event Flyer:

Shred-a-thon flyer (English)

Shred-a-thon flyer (Spanish)