Clean out your old files and medicine cabinets and bring them to the Secure Document Shredding and Drug Take-Back Day event on Saturday, November 14 from 8am-12pm at the Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Newton).

Advanced sign-up required: call the Newton Senior Center at 617-796-1662 and leave a message with your name, telephone number, and preferred time slots (available in 15-min increments). You will receive a call back confirming your registration.

Shredding is for  RESIDENTIAL materials only (no business materials). Staples/paperclips may be left attached to documents, and paper bags may be shredded.  Limit: 4 document boxes OR 8 paper bags per car.

Bring your old or unused prescription medications to be properly disposed.  NO   liquids, aerosols, or sharps will be accepted.

Drive-through service only; residents must remain in their cars during shredding and drug take-back for everyone’s safety. Face coverings required.

This secure event will be overseen by the Newton Police Department and participants will not be permitted to watch their items being shredded; departure is required once your car is emptied.

This event will be cancelled in the case of a pandemic-related lockdown of non-essential programs. The Recycling Center will be open only for shredding on November 14; it is not otherwise currently open on Saturdays.

The event is co-sponsored 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.