SHRED-A-THON AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT THIS WEEKEND
Date: September 17, 2013 PIO Number: 13-9-19
The Broward Sheriff’s Office will hold a Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet prescription drug "take back" event this weekend at its Lauderdale-By-The-Sea district office.
9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
BSO’s Lauderdale-By-The-Sea District Office
4513 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
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.
For more information on the Shred-A-Thon, please call (954) 321-4100. For more information about the prescription drug “take back” event or prescription drug prevention presentations, contact Jonathon Fishman at (954) 831.8902.
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