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Residents of Hamilton and Bradley counties can get rid of unwanted or outdated medications Saturday in conjunction with National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can drive up and drop off prescription or over-the-counter medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14 locations in the two counties, according to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Document shredding services will also be available in some Hamilton County locations, with shredders provided by the Division of Consumer Affairs.

The consumer affairs office is partnering with Tennessee American Water, among others, to offer a convenient and safe way for residents to dispose of medications and sensitive documents, the release stated.

"We look forward to participating alongside our partners in this consumer protection outreach event," said TDCI Consumer Protection Director Cynthia Wiel. "Local residents are encouraged to bring their outdated medications and personal documents to one of the convenient drop-off locations for secure disposal."

Locations in Hamilton County:

  • Walgreens in Hixson — 5478 Highway 153 (with shredding)
  • Walgreens in East Brainerd — 2289 Gunbarrel Road (with shredding)
  • Walgreens in Northshore – 110 N. Market St. (with shredding)
  • Walgreens in Harrison/Highway 58 – 4542 Highway 58 (with shredding)
  • Food City in Red Bank — 3901 Dayton Blvd.
  • Signal Mountain Police Department — 1111 Ridgeway Ave.
  • Walgreens in Brainerd — 3605 Brainerd Road
  • Walgreens in East Ridge — 5301 Ringgold Road
  • Walgreens in Ooltewah — 9307 County Highway
  • Walgreens in Soddy Daisy – 121 Harrison Lane Walgreens in St. Elmo – 3550 Broad St.

Locations in Bradley County:

  • Walgreens in Cleveland – 25 25th St. NW
  • Bradley County Sheriff's Office – 2290 Blythe Ave. SE
  • Cleveland Family YMCA – Healthy Kids Days,  220 Urbane Road
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