Mercer Co. Sheriff’s Office Will Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs
MERCER COUNTY, NJ – Do you have any unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet? Here is your chance to get rid of it safely.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 30, and Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler is hosting a chance to get rid of all unused and expired prescription drugs.
The goal is to help residents clear their medicine cabinets of opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unnecessary prescription drugs. Mercer County residents can drop off unused and expired prescription pills quickly by bringing them to the parking lot in front of the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Include your medicine cabinet on your spring cleaning list and gather up any unused or expired prescriptions, especially dangerous opioid painkillers,” Kemler said. “Increasingly, accidental use, abuse and addiction can all too easily start right from your medicine cabinet.”
Last fall, residents got rid of more than 150 pounds of unused or expired medication at the disposal event. This spring’s disposal event will also collect vape pens and other e-cigarette devices only after the batteries are removed early. No syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications or solutions will be accepted.
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the program with assistance from the Mercer County District Attorney’s Office.
For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Programs Section at 609-278-7159.