Operation Take Back New Jersey is a statewide initiative that encourages residents to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine. All across the state, municipalities will collect and safely dispose of these items.
This City will participate in the event on Saturday, Sept. 25. Residents can bring unwanted medicine to the lobby of the North Wildwood Police Department, located behind City Hall, 901 Atlantic Ave. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This statewide effort is being spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New Jersey Division, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the NY/NJ HIDTA, and the New Jersey National Guard.
Residents looking for additional information on the program should visit www.operationtakebacknj.com.
John G. McCabe, Jr., Acting Special Agent in Charge of the DEA New Jersey Division stated, “Last year New Jersey opened its medicine cabinets and we collected over 9,000 pounds of medicine that was unwanted. This year, we are very excited about the continued support brought on by Operation Take Back New Jersey, and we hope all citizens will take time to eliminate any and all medicines that are not suitable for proper medical use.”
North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey said, “This is one more way we can help our community to be safe, and help prevent drug abuse.”