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Shreds & Meds Event

Our next event will be in April, 2023! Please check our website for exact details in March, 2023!


 We are excited to announce our next Drug Take Back Event will be in partnership with Yakima County Crime Stoppers, the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, and the DEA!  In addition to accepting your unused or expired medications, we will have a shred truck on site to safely dispose of your important documents.  

Maximum two banker boxes or three grocery bags for shreds (or until truck fills).  No maximum for medications. 

Twice a year, in April and October, Safe partners with Crime Stoppers and the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office to host a "Shreds & Meds" event.   The public is invited to safely drop off their expired or unused medications and drugs, no questions asked. Community members may also bring in their important documents to safely discard. Safe Yakima Valley’s Drug Free Action Team Coalition partners with organizations and agencies throughout the valley. If you want to make a difference in Yakima County, join our Drug Free Action Team Coalition! Email safedirector@yakima.org if you're interested in learning more about volunteering for our Drug Free Coalition! For only a few hours per year, you can make a huge impact in public safety!

In October 2022, we collected over 33,000 pounds in shred material and 150 pounds of drugs in just 4 hours, making Yakima County safer from identify theft and safer from drug misuse. Safe also handed out 350 Dispose Rx packets, drug de-activation packets designed to safely dispose of unused/unwanted medications at home. Thank you to our sponsors who support the work we do to keep our communities drug-free: Bank of Idaho, Gesa Credit Union, Leonard Rickey, Fiesta Foods, Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Ron's Coins and Collectibles, Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic, and Valley Mall.

“This is a great event for our valley,” said Yakima County Sheriff, Robert Udell. “Getting drugs off of our streets creates safer homes for our families, less crime, and a safer community for our officers.”

Join us for the next Shreds & Meds event, or visit a local pharmacy or law enforcement center to safely drop off your expired or unused drugs and medications.