City to Host Annual Document Shred Event and Drug Take Back Initiative - TribPapers

City to Host Annual Document Shred Event and Drug Take Back Initiative

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Hendersonville – Hendersonville residents are gearing up for the city’s highly anticipated Document Shred Event scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event, a favorite among locals, will be held at Patton Park, situated at 114 E. Clairmont Drive in Hendersonville. Alongside the shredding festivities, the Hendersonville Police Department will facilitate a Drug Take Back initiative, offering community members a safe disposal method for unwanted or expired medications.

Shred-it, a renowned shredding service provider, will deploy its cutting-edge shredding truck at the Patton Pool parking lot to allow residents to securely dispose of sensitive documents. Hendersonville residents are encouraged to bring up to two boxes (or weighing up to 50 lbs.) of paper items for shredding. Ideal items for shredding include financial statements, canceled checks, credit card statements, payroll stubs, insurance forms, old tax returns, and paperwork from medical facilities. Note that this event is specific to personal shredding and not intended for business-related documents. Participants have the option to drop off their documents or witness their secure destruction on-site. The event will proceed rain or shine, with the caveat that should the shredding truck reach capacity before 10:30 a.m., the event will conclude.

The event will also witness the involvement of the Hendersonville Police Department and the Hope Coalition in hosting a Drug Take Back segment, enabling the public to discard expired or unused medications, including prescription and over-the-counter pills, vitamins, ointments, and patches. Certain items, such as chemotherapy drugs, needles, inhalers, and EpiPens, will not be accepted at the event. In addition to the event, the Hendersonville Police Department offers a year-round medication disposal box located in their lobby at 630 Ashe Street, accessible during business hours from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Drug Take Back opportunity is open to all participants.

As part of a broader community outreach initiative, the City encourages attendees to bring non-perishable pantry items for donation to the Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM). A list of suggested donation items can be found on the IAM website at

For further event details, interested individuals can visit Queries regarding the event can be directed to Lu Ann Welter at 828-233-3204 or