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Livingston to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday


LIVINGSTON, NJ - In honor of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Livingston will be collecting all unused drugs to dispose of them properly on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the police headquarters lobby.

Last year, citizens turned in a record breaking 552,161 pounds of unwanted or expired medications, according to the U.S. Department of Justice for Drug Enforcement Administration.

The website also stated that throughout four of the annual events, 1.5 million pounds of medication has been collected for proper disposal.

Maria Dering of Briarcliff Road said that although she knew she wasn’t supposed to throw her and her families unwanted medications out because she was previously a pharmacy technician, she was not familiar with National Drug Take Back Day.

“I will most definitely attend on Saturday. It’s a great way of getting rid of my prescriptions without having to worry about the environment or someone finding them,” Dering said.

Dering said that she thinks the day is very important for safety purposes.

“I think something like this is so important to help with drug abuse, especially with teenagers,” Dering said. “I wish Livingston had this all along, but I’m glad they do now.”

For those who cannot attend the national collection day, or would like to dispose of their prescriptions on their own, the FDA suggests that before throwing the drugs away, take the pills out of their original bottles and mix them with “undesirable substances” such as used coffee grounds.

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