CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Police Department will be participating in the bi-annual Operation Take Back Program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, Oct. 24.

This program enables the public to get rid of unused, unwanted and expired medications properly.

According to a statement from the Cedar Grove police, prescription drug abuse is rapidly becoming one of the nation’s greatest emerging drug problems and it is widely recognized that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from home medicine cabinets. In addition to this growing drug problem, unused and expired prescription medications also represent a severe environmental hazard.

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Most individuals are not aware of methods to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away; both potential safety and health hazards.

This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. 

 Date: Saturday, Oct. 24

Hours: 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Cedar Grove Police Department – 525 Pompton Ave.

For more information about the Operation Take Back program visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov