Dublin Police Services will be participating, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, in this year’s national prescription drug “Take-Back Initiative” on Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Dublin City Hall (100 Civic Plaza). The event will also feature a document shredding and e-waste recycling event.
The goal of the Drug Take-Back event is to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This is a free and anonymous collection. Dublin Police officers will collect tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of prescription medications, no questions asked. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted. Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in this country. Teenagers are abusing prescription medication in record numbers. One way young people are getting addicted to dangerous drugs is by raiding the medicine cabinets of family and friends. This free, anonymous service will help keep homes safe and could save lives. More information can be found at www.dea.gov.
City of Dublin residents are also welcome and encouraged to bring any type of documents containing personal or sensitive information to be professionally shredded on-site. The maximum drop-off is four boxes. Residents participating in the shredding event must provide a valid I.D. with a Dublin address.
Residents are also welcome and encouraged to bring any type of old electronics including computers, printers, smartphones, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, batteries and old gaming systems for proper disposal. A complete list of items accepted for recycling can be found at www.dublinprideweek.com.
For more information, call the Dublin Police Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686.