The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration provides citizens with a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse.
The Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community is eagerly anticipating the event as the Coalition focuses on reducing youth substance use in Hudson County. Prescription drug take back days are a great way to help improve the quality of life in our communities.
This is a safe way to dispose of unused and expired prescription medications so there is less access for potential misuse and abuse. This service is free and anonymous.
The H.C.C.D.F.C. is encouraging people to bring their unused, unwanted or expired medications to one of the following participating locations around Hudson County:
Hudson County Sheriff’s Office at 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City
Guttenburg Police Department 6808 Park Avenue, Guttenburg
North Bergen Police Department at 4233 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen
Secaucus Police Department at 1203 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus
West New York Police Headquarters at 428 60th Street, West New York
Union City Police Department 3715 Palisades Avenue, Union City
Kearny Police Department 237 Laurel Avenue, Kearny
Bayonne Police Department 630 Avenue C, Bayonne
To check for other locations near you please visit the DEA website.
The Hudson County Coalition is encouraging residents to take inventory of their prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines. Some helpful tips include:
Take your medicine(s) exactly as prescribed, do not share prescriptions.
Secure medicines in a locked chest; this will help curtail theft from those who might abuse or sell the medicine.
Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
The Coalition appreciates and wants to thank all of the Hudson County municipalities that are making it a priority to participate in the April 27th DEA Take-Back Day.
For additional information about Hudson County Coalition please visit HudsonCountyCoalition.org.