• Event for Medication Disposal & Document Shredding, Oct. 26th

    October 22, 2019
    On Saturday, October 26, 2019 area residents are invited to participate in a drug take-back and confidential document disposal event from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This event will be held at Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro.

    Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be on-site to provide safe and secure disposal of medications. Participants will be able to drop-off prescription and over-the-counter medications (pills, creams, and patches) for disposal. Items NOT accepted include liquids, needles, and inhalers. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Proper disposal of medications through this event reduces environmental and health hazards and increases safety in the home.

    START workshop will be on-site to collect confidential documents to be shredded at their secure facility. There will NO on-site shredding at this event, only secure pick-up of documents. There is a limit of 2 boxes per participant. Examples of paper items that residents can bring for shredding include bank statements, medical and insurance forms, personal files, old tax forms, and receipts (Paper clips and staples are acceptable). No binders, binder clips, magazines or junk mail. Proper management of such documents helps prevent identity theft.

    Flu shots will also be available in the front building. No appointment is necessary and curbside service is available. Most insurance is accepted. For more information on flu shots contact 618-684-3143, ext. 150.

    This is a rain-or-shine event. Items from businesses, schools, governments, and other large generators will not be accepted. The event is sponsored by Jackson County Health Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jackson County Board. For event information call 618-3143, ext. 128 or www.recyclejacksoncounty.org.
    Contact:
    Kerri Gale, Recycling Coordinator
    618-684-3143, ext. 136