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Drug-Take-Back Event, April 26

 

Get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted medications at the drug-take-back event on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tulsans can bring their medications for proper disposal to one of the following four locations:

  • 71st and Sheridan Reasor's parking lot, 7114 S. Sheridan Rd
  • 41st and Garnett Reasor's parking lot, 11005 E. 41st St.
  • Pine and Lewis Save-A-Lot's parking lot, 1526 N. Lewis Ave.
  • 51st and Peoria Walgreen's parking lot, 5115 S. Peoria Ave.

This service is free and anonymous. Law enforcement agents will be on site and medications will be sent to an incinerator for disposal.

Green Waste Sticker Requirement Suspended Indefinitely

 

The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy (TARE) board voted on Jan. 28 to suspend the green waste sticker requirement until further notice. Members stated they would revisit the matter after an enhanced green waste program is in place.

Residents can continue to leave their green waste at the curb in 2ft. across and 4 ft. long bundles or in clear plastic bags without a green waste sticker.

 

City Councilors Learn CPR, Urge Others to Learn

 

Tulsa City Councilors and City Council staff gathered at City Hall to learn how to save a life on Feb. 13.

EMSA paramedics lead the training session in hands-only CPR, a procedure that can save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim. They also instructed the group on how to use an AED, or automated external defibrillator.

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 360,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually in the UnitedStates. Fewer than 10 percent of these cardiac arrest victims will survive.

City Councilors want to help change these statistics in Tulsa by getting trained in CPR and urging others to do the same.

"We want to encourage all Tulsans to take this important step in readying themselves for a crisis situation," Councilor Phil Lakin, Jr., who organized the event, said.

EMSA paramedics demonstrated the three steps to CPR - check, call, compress:

  • Check for a pulse
  • Call 911
  • Compress hard and fast in the center of the chest at about 120 beats per minute

EMSA paramedics said CPR can be learned in less than an hour and there is no age requirement to learn the procedure. Children eight- to ten-years-old can be strong enough to give chest compressions.

Tulsans interested in learning CPR can visit the Citizen CPR website at tulsacpr.com to see a list of available classes. Groups of six or more can get a training class for free.

Citizens can also contact the Red Cross or the American Heart Association to sign up for a class or to organize a training event in the community.

The Save-a-Life Summer in the Park series offers free CPR classes every Saturday during the summer starting May 31 at Tulsa-area parks.

 

Learn More About "Improve Our Tulsa"


On Nov. 12, voters approved "Improve Our Tulsa", the largest capital improvement package in Tulsa history.

View project lists, maps, summaries and more by clicking here.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Saturday, April 26: Dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications at the drug-take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More info here.

Monday, April 28: District 2 Town Hall meeting and CPR Training at 6:00 p.m. at Zarrow Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

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