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.
- 41st and Garnett Reasor's parking lot, 11005 E. 41st
- Pine and Lewis Save-A-Lot's parking lot, 1526 N. Lewis
- 51st and Peoria Walgreen's parking lot, 5115 S.
This service is free and anonymous. Law enforcement agents will
be on site and medications will be sent to an incinerator for
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
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
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,
- 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
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
Learn More About "Improve Our Tulsa"
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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
Monday, April 28: District 2 Town Hall meeting
and CPR Training at 6:00 p.m. at Zarrow Library, 2224 W. 51st