BSO holds Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take Back Event in Parkland



By: Chris Brunner

Time to throw out old documents and any unused old medications because the Broward Sheriff’s Office will hold a Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet prescription drug “take back” event this Saturday in Parkland and according to BSO, will be open to Coral Springs residents.

The prescription drug take back program, operating under the name Operation Medicine Cabinet, allows participants to turn in unused or expired prescription medication to receive a $5 gift card (while supplies last, limit one per family).

The Shred-A-Thon provides residents with a safe way to dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other paperwork that contains sensitive information. The service is free of charge. There’s a limit of five boxes per person.

The Shred-A-Thon events began in Broward County in May 2008, as a joint initiative by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Attorney General’s Office, with the assistance of UNISHRED and The National Association of TRIADS.

Shred-A-Thon and Drug Take back event:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015

Parkland District Offices

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6650 N. University Dr., Parkland

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