Residents can drop potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Barnegat Municipal Court at 900 West Bay Avenue.
The Barnegat Police Department is coordinating the event with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, which is part of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The service is free and anonymous. Syringes will not be accepted, police said.
If you can’t make it to Prescription Drug Take Back Day, there are simple steps you can take to regularly dispose of your prescription medicines at home.
- Remove personal information from the medication container (sometimes you have to scratch it out) and discard it.
- Dilute the medication in a sealed container or sealable bag with cat box litter or used coffee grounds. Dishwashing liquid can also be used, if necessary.
- Throw away the sealed container or sealed bag in a trashcan. DO NOT RECYCLE.