HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Police Departments and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will again participate in National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring medicines for disposal to the following sites:
Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, 248 Hamilton Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights
Wood-Ridge Police Department, 85 Humboldt Street, Wood-Ridge
The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 985,000+ pounds of prescription drugs at over 4,500 sites, according to agency. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative began in 2010. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse, and abuse.