Dublin Police, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be participating in this year's national prescription drug "Take-Back Initiative" on Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Dublin City Hall (100 Civic Plaza). The event will also feature document shredding and e-waste recycling services.
The Drug Take-Back event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. With opioid abuse significantly on the rise in this country, this event addresses a national health emergency. At the event, Dublin Police 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. For those unable to attend the event on April 28, prescription drugs and other medications may be dropped off in the permanent collection bin in the lobby of Dublin Police Services, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
City of Dublin residents are also 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. Those participating in the shredding event need to provide a valid I.D. with a Dublin address.
Residents are also welcome to bring any type of old electronics including computers, printers, smartphones, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, batteries, and old gaming systems for proper disposal.
For more information, please call the Dublin Police Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686.