New emphasis is being placed on Drug Take-Back day in our area to better protect a specific segment of the population.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 is the 7th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
People across the country are encouraged to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medicines by bringing them to specific drop-off locations. The drop-off service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the public about the potential abuse of medications. The safe-disposal program helps keep prescription drugs from falling into the hands of those who might make them available for abuse and prevents them from being flushed into the water supply or thrown into the trash and easily found.
Below is a list of locations for drop-offs in the NBC10 viewing area. If you don't see an area in your neighborhood below, check online where the Drug Enforcement Agency has more information about the program along with locations.
Willingboro: 1 Rev. MLK Drive, Willingboro in the rear of the Police Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
Winslow Township Police Dept. at 125 South Route 73, Braddock, NJ from 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
Cape May County
Ocean City in front of the Ocean City Municipal Airport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lower Township police will operate a drive-thru drop-off Saturday Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Breakwater Plaza shopping center at the corner Bayshore and Breakwater roads.
Middle Township police Department, 31 Mechanic St, Middle Township, NJ 08210, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trenton: Parking lot in front of the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
Bucks County: 3 locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Upper Darby High School, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lehigh County: Following locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lower Merion police will accept drop-offs at the Giant Store 70 E. Wynnewood Rd. Wynnewood, Pa. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the six previous Take-Back events, the Drug Enforcement Agency, in conjunction with state, county and local law enforcement partners, collected nearly 3 million pounds (1500 tons) of prescription medications that were removed from circulation.