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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bay Area: get rid of Rx meds, e-waste, shred docs, giveaway old suits

The DEA is sponsoring a National Take-Back initiative on September 25th. If you have unused prescription medicines or controlled substances, don't dump them in the garbage or drain - they can leach into the public water supply. This take-back program accepts over-the-counter and prescription meds, but won't take IV solutions or needles. The take-back program operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25th. Find a drop-off location here.

The Men's Warehouse is holding a National Suit Drive. Have any of the man's suits in the closet? Perhaps you/he is no longer work for a stuffy accounting firm, but are now in start-up mode. Silicon Valley and SF isn't known for suits (except maybe Mayor Gavin's). Those suits can be used for men in crisis - needing suits and nice clothes for interviews. The suit drive is also collecting ties, dress shoes, separates and outerwear. Find a location here. The suit drive goes through September 30th.

(Thank you to Unclutterer for the info)

There's always a drive going on at Career Closet - which collects business clothes for women in need. They have two locations - San Jose and Foster City.

Free shredding and e-waste collection! If you have old tax documents, bank records, investment records and the like - don't just toss them in recycling. Have you heard of identity theft? And don't burn out your little shredder that only takes 3 pages a a time. Bring your three banker boxes (that's the max) to shred to Foster City on Saturday, September 18th and get it done for free. More details here from June the Bay Area organizer. The event goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and they'll be collecting e-waste as well.

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