Unwanted pills? Old papers to shred? BSO taking them in Pembroke Pines

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Clean out the medicine cabinets. Go through those personal documents that have secure info and needn’t end up in the garbage, but should be shredded. Broward Sheriff’s Office will be taking them on Saturday in Pembroke Pines.

BSO is hosting one of its BSO Operation Medicine Cabinet and Shred-a-Thon on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines.

So why not just toss the pills down the toilet? There are only some medicines that are on the Food and Drug Administrations Flush List. (Yes, there is a flush list. Click here to see it.) So, it’s better to just scoop them up and take them to a drug take-back program, such as the one on Saturday.


BSO officials will host an Operation Medicine Cabinet and Shred-A-Thon event in Pembroke Pines. (Broward Sheriff’s Office)

On Saturday, turning in prescription medications can get you a $5 gift card while supplies last. Needles and sharp objects will not be collected.

Why not just toss the papers in the trash? Identity thieves target certain documents with information such as social security numbers and bank numbers.

Get them safely shredded for free.

There is a limit. A maximum of two boxes per vehicle are allowed, and each box can be no larger than 16 inches in length, 12 inches in width and 12 inches in height.

For information, call (954) 831-8902 or visit www.sheriff.org.

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