April 18, 2012 - Get rid of unwanted documents and medications
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Get rid of unwanted documents and medications
Boulder to host combination shred-a-thon and drug take-back day
On Saturday, April 28, the Boulder Police Department, in partnership with Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers, will host a combination shred-a-thon and drug take-back day.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elevations Credit Union parking lot, located at 2960 Diagonal Highway in Boulder.
Free, secure shredding will be provided by Cintas Document Shredding Corporation. Please bring paper only; hard drives, disks, etc. will not be accepted. Shredding will be done on site.
Anyone who wants to clean out their medicine cabinet and get rid of unwanted, unused or expired medications may dispose of them at the same location.
Boulder police officers will be on hand to ensure that the medications are properly collected and disposed of. In order to ensure anonymity, police ask that people remove prescription drug labels with identifying information before drop off.
Acceptable items include controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter drugs. Solid drugs and liquids will be accepted.
Chemotherapy drugs, intravenous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted. Illegal drugs, such as marijuana, will not be accepted.
Participants may dispose of the drugs by either leaving them in their original containers, or by putting the medications directly into the collection bins. Law enforcement officers will remain with the collection bins during the take-back, and will turn them over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for permanent disposal.
Anyone needing more information may contact Boulder Police Department Officer Daniel Bergh at 303-441-4485.
To learn about ways in which you can safely dispose of unwanted medications yourself, go to the City of Boulder’s website by clicking here.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:54