Operation Take Back New Jersey
Dispose your unwanted, unused and expired medicines safely at the New Milford Police Department on Saturday
Operation Take Back New Jersey gives residents an opportunity to rid their homes of unused, unwanted, or expired medications by turning them in to law enforcement officials who will dispose of the substances in a safe and non-hazardous manner.
Safe disposal of unwanted medications prevents them from coming into the hands of children or others for whom they were not prescribed, thereby avoiding the possibility of accidental overdoses.
Chief Frank Papapietro said that the program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals turning in medication.
"No requests for identification will be made to anyone turning in medicines," he said.
Medication may be disposed of in its original container or by removing the medication from the container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If it is disposed of in its original container, all identifiable information should be removed.
Liquid products such as cough medicine should remain sealed tightly in its original container.
Syringes and other sharp objects will not be accepted.
The collection site will be New Milford Police Headquarters. Officers in charge of the effort and will remain with the drug disposal box at all times.