Eatontown Borough | 47 Broad Street Eatontown, NJ 07724 | (732) 389-7600

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back

Take back

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., The Eatontown Police Department will be sponsoring The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.  This will give the public the opportunity to help prevent pill abuse, theft and accidental ingestion of dangerous, unwanted and expired prescription medications still in their homes.  Residents may bring their medications to the front lobby of Eatontown Borough Hall at 47 Broad Street, Eatontown, N.J. 07724.  The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in over 702,365 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted drugs at more than 5,000 collection sites across the United States.  The DEA has collected 5,525,021 pounds of drugs since September 2010 from these events.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30th Take Back event, please go to the DEA Office of Diversion Control website at:

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html