October 24th is Prescription Drug Take Back Day – See Drop-off Locations

When you think about October, you might think about the leaves changing colors, sweater weather, pumpkin picking, apple cider, or Halloween. All of these wonderful things take place in the month of October, but there are other things that also take place this month that not many people may be too familiar with. On October 24, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

On this day, residents will be able to dispose of expired and unused medications in a safe and easy way.

Participating in the National Take Back Day is a great strategy to help keep adults (and kids!) healthy and safe. Last year, people from all over the country disposed over 800,000 pounds of unused or expired medications to the Drug Enforcement Administration. With each year comes more success. If you have any unused or expired medication, consider disposing of it on October 24 at ANY medication disposal drop box. 

Morris County Locations:

  • Butler Police Department (10 High St, Butler, NJ 07405)
  • Chatham Twp. Police Department (401 Southern Blvd. Chatham Twp., NJ 07928)
  • Chester Twp Police Department (1 Parker Rd, Chester, NJ 07930)
  • Denville Police Department (1 St Mary’s Pl, Denville NJ 07834)
  • East Hanover Police Department (2 Deforest Ave, East Hanover, NJ 07936)
  • Florham Park Police Department (111 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Pk, NJ 07932)
  • Hanover Twp Police Department (1000 Rt 10, Whippany, NJ 07981)
  • Jefferson Twp. Police Department (1033 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849)
  • Kinnelon Police Department (130 Kinnelon Rd, Kinnelon, NJ 07405)
  • Lincoln Park Police Department (34 Chapel Hill Rd, Lincoln Pk, NJ 07035)
  • Long Hill Township Police Department (264 Mercer St, Sterling NJ, 07980)
  • Madison Police Department (62 Kings Rd, Madison, NJ 07940)
  • Mendham Borough Police Department (3 Cold Hill Rd South, Mendham, NJ 07945)
  • Montville Twp Police Department (360 Rt 202 Suite #1, Montville, NJ 07045)
  • Morris County Offices (10 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960)
  • Morris Township Police Department
  • Mount Arlington Police Department (520 Altenbrand Ave, Mt Arlington, NJ 07856)
  • Mount Olive Police Department (204 Flanders Drakestown Rd, Mt Olive, NJ 07828)
  • Netcong Police Department (19 Maple Ave, Netcong, NJ 07857)
  • Parsippany Police Department (3339 Rt 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054)
  • Pequannock Police Department (530 Newark Pompton Tpk., Pompton Plains, NJ 07444)
  • Riverdale Police Department (91 Newark Pompton Tpk, Riverdale, NJ 07457)
  • Rockaway Borough Police Department (33 Maple Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07866)
  • Rockaway Twp Police Department (65 Mt Hope Rd, Rockaway, NJ 07866)
  • Wharton Police Department (10 Robert St, Wharton, NJ 07885)
  • Washington Twp Police Department (1 East Spring St, Long Valley, NJ 07853)

Sussex County Locations:

  • Andover: Andover Police Department, (Lake IIiff Rd)
  • Augusta: NJ State Police, Sussex Barracks (Rt. 206)
  • Byram: Police Station, (10 Mansfield Drive)
  • Franklin: Franklin Police Department, (15 Corkhill Rd)
  • Hamburg: Hamburg Police Department, (9 Orchard St)
  • Hardyston: Hardyston Police Department, (Wheatsworth Rd)
  • Hopatcong: Hopatcong Police Department, (River Styx Rd)
  • Newton: Newton Police Department, (Trinity St)
  • Ogdensburg: Ogdensburg Police Department, (Highland Ave)
  • Sparta: Sparta Police Department, (Main St)
  • Vernon: Vernon Police Department, (Church St)

Proper safety and storage of medications is extremely important. Keep in mind these few tips and tricks when looking after your prescriptions. Always remember to keep medications in a safe place so they are not within the reach of children. Consider storing them in a locked drawer or cabinet for optimal safety. Sometimes we may forget to take medications; try utilizing a medication tracking journal, or set timers so you do not forget when to take your medication!

Using a pill box along with a medication tracking journal will also help ensure that you do not forget about important medication. These tips will help to manage medications safely and help keep communities safe.


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