On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, from 10am-2pm, Bergenfield PD in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating in “Operation Take Back New Jersey”. There will be drug disposal boxes present in HQ for the collection of expired, unwanted, new/used medications.
Individuals may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, the individual is encouraged to remove the prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. Syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted.
Law enforcement officers will by standing by the drug disposal box at all times. However, they will not handle the medications at any time. The depositor will be able to deposit medication freely and independently.