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Shreds & Meds Event

It's that time of year again! Our next Shreds & Meds event will be held on October 28th from

9 am- 1 pm at the Valley Mall (next to the old Bank of America building). 

 Brought to you by Safe Yakima Valley 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 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 April, 2023, we filled a shred truck and collected over 400 pounds of medications in less than 4 hours, making Yakima County safer from identify theft and safer from drug misuse. Thank you, Yakima Valley! Safe also handed out  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, Wheatland Bank, Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Ron's Coins and Collectibles, Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic, Fiesta Foods, Gesa Credit Union, Leonard Rickey, CI Shred, 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. All drop-offs are anonymous!

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