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Posted Friday, October 9th, 2020

Annual Program Designed to Encourage Public to Dispose of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Medicine

Operation Take Back, a national program that encourages people to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal, is being launched locally by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and several municipal police departments on Oct. 24, 2020.

National Take Back logoThe goal is to reduce abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs by making locations available to the public to drop off the medicine so it may be properly destroy in a safe and non-hazardous manner.  Satellite collection sites will be established at the following locations in Morris County, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 24:

  • Shoprite of Greater Morristown 178 East Hanover Ave Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927
  • Stop and Shop Supermarket 245 Littleton Road Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950
  • ACME Supermarket 690 Millbrook Road Randolph, New Jersey 07869

Due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency, those looking to drop off medicine for disposal are asked to wear protective face coverings or masks at the collection sites

Coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the program in Morris County is being spearheaded by Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Hanover Township Chief of Police Mark D. Roddy, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police Mike Koroski, Morris Township Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo, and Randolph Township Chief of Police David Stokoe.

If you are unable drop off your medication at one of these locations, you can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest you, which are listed at http://safehealthymorris.org/dropbox