Dublin Police Services will host the national prescription drug “Take-Back Initiative” on Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Dublin Civic Center. The event will also feature an e-waste collection and document shredding truck.
The goal of the drug take-back event is to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. It 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.
The Drug Take-Back event addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, usually by people raiding medicine cabinets. Additionally, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
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, as well as electronic waste for collection. Residents participating in the shredding event must provide a valid I.D. with a Dublin address. For more information, please call the Dublin Police Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686.