Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, October 10, 2011

Community Shred It Day and Prescription Drop Off!

Community Shred It Day and Prescription Drop Off!

 Boise, October 10th, 2011 - Boise Police and Crime Stoppers are urging citizens to help prevent identity theft by bringing in items with personal information in to be shredded on Community Shred It Day, Saturday October 29th at the Ada County Sheriff's Office parking lot. Citizens can also bring along unused or unwanted prescriptions to be disposed of at the same time and location. 

   Who: Sponsored by the Boise are Crime Stoppers and DEA

    What: Shred It Day and Prescription Medication drop off

    Where: Ada County Sheriff's Parking Lot, 7200 Barrister Dr., Boise

    When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday October 29th

    Why: Thieves are getting more sophisticated with technology. A stolen identity could cost you thousands, not to mention the headaches of straightening the mess out with your financial institutions and lenders. It can also be inconvenient to dispose of old medications that could pose a hazard to young people in your home. The program helps our environment and may lessen the risk of prescription drug abuse.

    Shredding personal documents, or ANYTHING with your personal information on it can help prevent identity theft.

    Boise Police and Crime Stoppers urge citizens who don't have access to personal shredding options, to bring in items to Community Shred It Day. 

  Items that can be shredded include:

  • Tax Papers 
  • CD-ROM’s/CD-R’s/DVD’s
  • Checks 
  • Computer Backups
  • Video Tapes 
  • Bank Statements
  • Check Stubs 
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Financial Records 
  • Prescription Bottle Labels
  • Credit Card Applications/Old Credit Cards
  • Any label with your information
    (includes magazine labels)

     LIMIT 5 Boxes/Bags per vehicle. Donations will be accepted for  the Boise Area Crime Stoppers

  What Citizens Need to Know about Prescription Med Disposal:

  •  Medications must be bagged.
  •  Liquid containers must be sealed in plastic bags to prevent spills.
  • Please do not leave items that wont fit in the drop box chute. Ask at the counter for assistance if you have a larger item for disposal.

    Items NOT accepted are:

  Needles, lancets, pen needles, aerosol cans, bloody or infections waste, hydrogen peroxide, thermometers and IV bags.