October 24 is Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide event founded by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs. The month of October is also Cybersecurity Awareness month, and to celebrate both occasions, Port Washington State Bank, the Village of Thiensville and the Thiensville Business Association will be hosting a free event to shred sensitive documents and drop off expired or unneeded prescription drugs.
Shred/Drug Drop Details
The no-charge shredding and drug drop event will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Park in Thiensville located at 250 Elm Street. Upon arrival at the drug drop off location, all prescription drugs must be transferred from the medication’s original prescription bottle to a plastic baggie prior to it being accepted by the Thiensville Police Department. Please transfer meds to a plastic baggie prior to coming to the park. You will not need to leave your vehicle to drop off old medications; these will simply be passed through your front window to a volunteer. Because you will be staying inside your vehicle, masks are not required. To dispose of your shredding materials, you will simply be asked to pop open your trunk, and a volunteer will remove your boxes of sensitive documents, so plan on remaining in your vehicle to participate in this contact-free drop-off opportunity. Note that we ask you to limit your shredding to 3 boxes per vehicle.