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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.

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