Prescription drug, shred-a-thon event in Broward

LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA, Fla. (AP) — South Florida residents can turn in unused of expired prescription medication while also shredding personal documents during an event in Broward County.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is holding the Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet prescription drug “take back” event on Saturday at its Lauderdale-By-The-Sea district office.

Operation Medicine Cabinet allows participants to turn in unused or expired prescription medication to receive a $5 gift card — while supplies last, one per family. The shredding event allows residents to safely dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other paperwork that with sensitive information. The service is free of charge. There’s a limit of five boxes per person.

The Shred-A-Thon events began in Broward County in May 2008. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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