MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Turn in unused or expired medications, controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal during the 12th national “Operation Take-Back program, which is being held on Saturday October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Operation Take-Back is a national initiative that provides residents with an easy way to properly dispose of unused medications or drugs to law enforcement officials without releasing personal information. After the event, the medications will be collected in an environmentally safe manner. During the last operation, held on April 30, 2016, a total of 1,365 pounds were collected from locations throughout Morris County, accord to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
“This is an important initiative, especially as the freeholders, prosecutor, and many local police and nonprofit organizations have been targeting opiate abuse and addictions,’’ said Freeholder Doug Cabana, the county governing board’s liaison to law and public safety. “We urged county residents to make plenty of donations to our collections sites on Saturday.’’
The Operation Take-Back sites will be located at the following three locations:
• Morris Twp. municipal parking lot (next to Tiff’s) at 191 Speedwell Ave, Morris Township, N.J. 07960
• Stop and Shop Supermarket, 245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains, N.J. 07950
• ACME Supermarket, 690 Millbrook Ave, Randolph, N.J. 07869
There also will be disposal locations set up in Boonton Township, Butler, the Chathams, Chester Township, Florham Park, Long Hill, Mendham Township, Parsippany, Picatinny Arsenal, the Rockaways, Roxbury, in Morris County, and in nearby Hopatcong, Byram, Livingston Bedminster, Bernardsville and Peapack and Gladstone at this time.
If you are unable to make it to a drop off location on Saturday, please visit: http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox/ for a list of permanent drop box locations.
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