PD to Host Local Operation Take Back April 28

Program designed to rid homes of prescription medications.

The will be the local drop-off site for Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, April 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This initiative is open to all residents and was organized to encourage residents to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine. The goal of this program is allow residents of Washington Township rid their homes of these various medications to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands especially those of juveniles and help protect the environment.  

The only item that will not be accepted will be syringes and other sharp instruments. During the October 2011 Operation Take Back New Jersey Initiative a total of 9,831 pounds of medications was collected. Nationwide the program collected 377,086 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medications.

This is a statewide effort, with the majority of New Jersey Police Departments participating in it. It is being spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New Jersey Division, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the NY/NJ HIDTA, and the New Jersey National Guard. Washington Township residents looking for information on the program should visit www.operationtakebacknj.com.


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