Today Is Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and municipalities across New Jersey are participating.
Federal, state and local officials are urging people to bring their unwanted or unused prescription drugs to local drop off sites across the state.
A list of sites is available at the U.S. Department of Justice website at justice.gov .
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held in April collected 276 tons of unwanted or expired medications nationwide.
Authorities safely dispose of the collected medications.
New Jersey law enforcement officials also recently announced a new drug prescription awareness public information campaign.
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