MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office announced that on Saturday, October 24, 2020, they will be participating in the annual Operation Take Back program.
Operation Take Back is a semi-annual event coordinated nationally by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in which law enforcement agencies at the state, county, and municipal level work collectively to host Operation Take Back across the nation.
The goal of Operation Take Back is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris Plains Borough Police Department, the Morris Township Police Department, and the Randolph Township Police Department in this effort to reduce abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs. At its conclusion, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morris County Sheriff’s Office will collect the discarded prescription drugs and properly destroy them in a safe and non-hazardous manner.
During this event, satellite collection sites will be established at the following locations in Morris County, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:
- Shoprite of Greater Morristown, located at 178 East Hanover Ave, in Cedar Knolls
- Stop and Shop Supermarket, located at 245 Littleton Road, in Morris Plains
- ACME Supermarket, located at 690 Millbrook Road, in Randolph Township
Due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency, those looking to drop off medicine for disposal are asked to wear protective face coverings or masks at the collection sites.
If anyone is unable drop off medications at one of those locations, people can utilize any other permanent drop box locations nearest them, which can be found by clicking here.
“Even during this pandemic we must continue removing potentially harmful drugs from the County. Operation Take Back has been a hugely successful project and we hope turnout will be high. Thanks to everyone who participates,” Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said.