The Jefferson Township Police Department is gearing up for a weekend Medication Takeback campaign. On Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., residents will have the opportunity to visit the Municipal Building Court Room to get rid of their unwanted, unused over-the-counter and prescription drugs in a safe manner.People are encouraged to bring for disposal expired or unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications and vitamins; drugs that didn’t work for you, a family member or pet; medications that are no longer used or from deceased family members and tablets and capsules, liquids you cannot identify.
Law enforcement officials will collect the substances ensure they are disposed of without posing risk to the community, landfills or drinking water. The effort helps prevent potentially dangerous medications from falling into the wrong hands or into the hands of criminals who might market them to children or other people, according to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which partners with police departments across the country to deal with the problem of drug disposal.
Police said a number of items are not approved for the Jefferson Township takeback event: needles of any kind, intravenous bags, personal care products, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers and thermometers or other items containing mercury.
For more information, call Jefferson Police at 973-697-1300.