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Councilwoman Williams to Hold Shred-A-Thon and Drug Take BackCouncilwoman Williams to Hold Shred-A-Thon and Drug Take Back<div class="ExternalClassCC7231127A5F4B90A8611CAA1733EB8A"><p>​Councilwoman Thelda Williams, the Black Mountain Police Precinct and the Deer Valley Community Center will host a free shred-a-thon and drug take back event 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane.  </p><p>"One of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft is to shred old documents. Instead of throwing them away, shredding ensures personal information doesn't fall into the wrong hands," said Councilwoman Williams.  "Safely removing and disposing of medications, opioids and other unused prescriptions from homes, prevents misuse and prevents chemical contamination that cannot be removed during the wastewater treatment process."<br></p><p>Residents are encouraged to bring old bills, personal files, old bank statements, tax returns older than seven years and other documents containing personal identifying information to shred.  Documents will be collected on site, locked in bins and shredded by Arizona Document Destruction at their secure facility.  All shredded documents will be recycled.<br></p><p>In addition to shredding, Phoenix Police officers will collect unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication for proper destruction.  </p><p>For more information, contact Councilwoman Williams' office at 602-262-7444 or <a href="mailto:council.district.1@phoenix.gov">council.district.1@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p><p><br></p></div>1/18/2018 8:25:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405