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Reminders for Saturday: Free Document Shredding; Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Good morning, and happy Friday!

Here are a couple of reminders for tomorrow (Saturday): Redwood City’s free document shredding event from 9 am – 1 pm; and the Redwood City Police Department/Stanford/DEA prescription drug “National Take Back Day” from 10 am – 2 pm. Please read below for details on both of these events.



FREE Document Shredding Event

for Redwood City Residents

Bring your personal documents for safe and secure on-site shredding – for FREE!


Saturday, April 27th from 9 am – 1 pm
Redwood City Public Works Parking Lot
1400 Broadway, Redwood City

No need to worry about paper clips or staples.

Please note: Limit of 3 (three) boxes (10″x12″x15″) worth of materials per household.

Please be prepared to show proof of Redwood City residency.

Shredding takes place throughout the event period as sufficient quantities are accumulated. 

For more information contact the Redwood City Public Works Department at 650-780-7464 or Recology San Mateo County at (650) 595-3900



Turn In Expired / Unused Medication for Safe, Proper Disposal

National Take Back Day

The Stanford Pain Management Center in partnership with the Redwood City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offer an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by properly disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

National Take Back Day – Turn In Expired/Unused Medication
Saturday, April 27
10 am to 2 pm

Bring your medications for disposal to the Redwood City Police Department at 1301 Maple Street, Redwood City, CA 94061.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the numbers of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-may both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For information about National Take Back day, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration at


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