Two community events hosted by New Braunfels Utilities will be held at one location Oct. 29. Operation MedSafe and Community Shred Day will be held at the Comal County Fairgrounds at 701 E. Common St. from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Operation MedSafe is a program hosted by NBU and the New Braunfels Police Department to provide New Braunfels residents with a secure drop-off site for expired and unused prescription medications as well as over-the-counter pills, tablets and liquids.

Members of the community can safely dispose of their medications at the event rather than flushing them or pouring them down the drain, where they could potentially contaminate the water supply.

All pills, tablets, capsules, patches, liquids and powders left in their original containers will be accepted. No insulin syringes, other sharps or needles, unused preloaded auto-injectors, asthma inhalers, compressed cylinders, other aerosol products, iodine-containing medications, or mercury-containing thermometers will be accepted due to potential danger to the employee volunteers, collectors and law enforcement. New Braunfels Police officers will be on-site to take possession of the medications and ensure they are disposed of properly, according to the city of New Braunfels.

Community Shred Day will take place at the same time and place to allow residents the opportunity to have their confidential information securely shredded in an environmentally friendly manner. After the event, shredded materials will be taken to a facility for recycling. Up to two copy paper-sized boxes are shredded for free. Additional boxes can be shredded for $7 each, with proceeds going to help support the NBU Utility Bill Assistance Program.

More information on these events can be found at or by calling 830-629-8400.