DENVILLE, NJ -- It’s time to clean out your medicine cabinets!

Saturday, April 27, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Operation Take Back is a biannual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Law enforcement agencies on the state, county and municipal levels work together to host Operation Take Back across the nation, said officials. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office is partnering with the Morris Township Police Department, the Randolph Township Police Department, the Morris Township Police Department and the Hanover Township Police Department to encourage the public to properly dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications.

Residents can turn over unwanted, expired or unused medications from 10am - 2pm at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown (178 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown), Acme (690 Millbrook Road, Randolph) and Stop and Shop (245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains).

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If you are unable to attend this Saturday's event, residents are encouraged to drop off medications at permanent drop box locations. For a list of all drop box locations, click HERE

Please note that this drop off is ONLY for individual citizens. Businesses that deal with pharmaceuticals, doctors, health care providers and pharmacies are prohibited from disposing of pharmaceuticals at the collection site under FDA/DEA guidelines.

 

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