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Community Document Shredding & Drug Take-Back Day

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to all Newton residents. Shredding service is for RESIDENTIAL materials only (no business materials). Staples and paper clips may be left in documents. Already shredded paper is also accepted since it’s not allowed in the green recycling carts or at the Center. Limited to 4 document boxes OR 8 paper bags per car.

Bring your expired or unused prescription medications to be properly disposed.
NO liquids, aerosols, or sharps will be accepted. Note: vitamins and over-the-counter medication are safe to go in the trash.

This secure event will be overseen by the Newton Police Department and is drive-through service only: Residents are required to remain in their cars during collection for everyone’s safety. Due to traffic flow, participants will not be permitted to watch their items being shredded; departure is required once your car is emptied.

Advance sign-up required. Space is limited. Call Newton City Hall at 617-796-1000 to make an appointment. There is no cost to participate. However, donations to the Newton Senior Center are appreciated. Mail a $10+ donation to the Newton Senior Center or donate by credit card at newtonseniors.org; please click on the “Pay Online” button. Or bring cash or a check to the event and it will be gratefully accepted.

Cosponsored by the Newton Department of Senior Services, the Newton Department of Public Works, the Newton Police Department, and the Newton Department of Health and Human Services.


April 13
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Newton Senior Center
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