The Berkeley Heights Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Berkeley Heights Police Headquarters, 29 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights,

This is an opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted or unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Nationally, the American people have responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 28, 2012, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of
medication from circulation.

Berkeley Heights residents are encouraged to drop by Police Headquarters to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and may contact Detective Sergeant Joseph Williams or Detective Patrick Moran at 908-464-1111 if they have any questions prior to the collection date.