WESTFIELD, NJ—The Westfield Police Department will accept expired, unused and unwanted medications as part of "Operation Take-Back New Jersey" on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The purpose of the program, which is part of a nation-wide take-back, is to ensure the proper disposal of medications and to prevent them from falling into the hands of children.

“In the past we’ve had an overwhelming response,” said Police Chief David Wayman at a town council conference meeting held April 23.

Medications may be deposited in a drop box located at Westfield police headquarters, 425 East Broad Street. A detective will be on-hand to accept medications and to answer any questions. No identification is required and the disposal of medications is completely voluntary and anonymous.

Liquids medications, which are usually not accepted at county take-back programs, will be accepted Saturday, but needles, syringes and other sharp objects will not.