Document Shredding and Prescription Drug Take Back

OTTUMWA – Milestones Area Agency on Aging along with many community partners are sponsoring a FREE community Document Shredding and Prescription Drug Take-Back event on September 6, 2018.  People can clean out their files and medicine cabinets and bring their outdated paperwork and unneeded prescription drugs to the Quincy Place Mall parking lot, 1110 Quincy Avenue, Ottumwa between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


Other community supporters are South Ottumwa Savings Bank, American Family Insurance-Craig Heemsbergen, Meridan Credit Union, Thomas W. Evans DDS, South Side Drug, Noel Insurance, Ottumwa Printing and 10/15 Transit. On-site shredding is provided by On-Site Information Destruction. Small business shredding is accepted. South Side Drug will be collecting unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications.


Reduce your risk of identity theft by shredding your obsolete personal papers containing Social Security, Medicare, health insurance, credit card and banking identification numbers. Safely discarding of old prescription drugs, if they are no longer needed, will aid in the prevention of opioid addiction. Milestones will also be providing information regarding the Medicare Extra Help program. See you if you qualify and get help with paying Medicare premiums, prescription drugs and co-pays.


If you have questions about this community safety event, please call Peggy at Milestones Area Agency on Aging at 641-684-1001.