The Avalon Police Department will participate in a statewide program designed to safely remove unwanted and expired prescription drugs from the community. “Operation Take Back New Jersey” will be held on Saturday, September 25th, from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Avalon Borough Hall, 3100 Dune Drive, in Avalon.
“The goal of this program is to afford residents the opportunity to safely discard unwanted prescription drugs from their homes”, said Avalon Police Chief David Dean. “Residents will be able to drop off their unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medications for safe and proper disposal, with no questions asked. The Avalon Police Department is proud to participate in this program, and encourages all residents to take advantage of this opportunity”.
“Operation Take Back New Jersey” will be conducted under a grant provided by the United States Department of Justice, and by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This safe, voluntary disposal program will help prevent prescription medications from falling into the hands of minors or making their way into the illicit market in local communities.
Dozens of police departments throughout the state of New Jersey will participate in this program. “Many residents have unwanted or expired prescriptions inside their homes”, Chief Dean said. “This is an excellent opportunity to eliminate these drugs from your home while at the same time preventing these drugs from getting into the hands of people who should not have them”.