Shredding added to Drug Take-Back Day in West Seattle this year – which means 2 shredding events weekend after next

One week from Saturday – 10 am-2 pm April 27 – the Southwest Precinct will be one of three locations in the city for the twice-yearly Drug Take-Back Day. This year, SPD is adding shredding to each location – which means that weekend has two shredding opportunities in West Seattle.

First: At the precinct, Iron Mountain Shredding will have a truck on site, with the limits/requirements shown above. It’s free, but they’re welcoming non-perishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. The precinct is at 2300 SW Webster.

Second: A reminder about the already-announced shredding event/food drive in the northwest lot at Westwood Village, 9 am-noon Sunday, April 28 – this one is presented by John L. Scott Real Estate – Westwood (WSB sponsor), also free, with food or cash donations welcome for the White Center Food Bank.

3 Replies to "Shredding added to Drug Take-Back Day in West Seattle this year - which means 2 shredding events weekend after next"

  • Jay April 18, 2024 (9:44 am)

    Many people flush old prescriptions for some reason, which is bad for the water supply. Always throw them away or take them to an event like this. It doesn’t seem like a big deal because it’s just 3/4 a bottle or percosets or half a bottle of antidepressants. But when there are a lot of people doing it the pharmaceutical contamination adds up, and these drugs are bioaccumulative (being stored in bodies, not breaking down) and harzardous materials in the environment. There’s so much of it that it’s actually impacting the behavior of fish. The DEA frames this as preventing painkiller abuse, but it’s actually a much, much bigger issue.

  • TI April 18, 2024 (10:44 am)

    Does anyone know how literally to take the shredding box size requirements? Even a standard file transfer box is a bit bigger.

    • TI April 18, 2024 (11:53 am)

      Checking on the Iron Mtn website, they sell their version of transfer boxes that are 15 X 12 X 10″. Clearly 15″ should be length rather than height.  Hopefully these are approximate rather than exact dimensions as my Staples boxes are a touch bigger. Assume they load the boxes on a truck and securely recycle at their facility rather than shred at the event.

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