Pill return, shred & E-waste events in Greenwood slated for Saturday
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 AM
It’s spring cleaning season and Greenwood County residents will be able to rid their homes of unwanted items this weekend as a pair of events are scheduled Saturday which offer safe disposal of waste and prescriptions drugs.
Self Regional Healthcare will be partnering with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office and Greenwood Metropolitan District to host a pill giveback event. Officials from the participating agencies will be on hand at Self Regional’s Imaging Center, 102 Academy Ave., next door to McDonald’s between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to collect expired and unwanted prescription drugs from residents.
Across town at the Lowe’s parking lot, 513 Bypass 72 NW, Keep Greenwood County Beautiful will be teaming up with Capsugel and the Greenwood County Public Works Department to host the bi-annual Shred & E-Waste Event. The recycling fest allows residents to have their personal documents shred for free while turning in old or worn electronic appliances.
“It’s the Greenwood community’s opportunity to take care of their personal identity papers to get them shredded professionally so that it lowers their risk of identity theft,” KGCB executive director Toni Able said. “It also give our community the opportunity to safely dispose of electronic equipment that they are not able to use…They can bring them to our event and have them disposed of properly.”
Volunteers will be on hand at Lowe’s from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, ready to shred papers and accept such items as computers, televisions, DVD players, VCRs, fax machines, computer accessories, copiers, gaming machines, phones, microwaves and stereo equipment. Officials said the event is in its fifth year, and is held the last Saturday of each April and October.
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