East Windsor installs permanent medicine drop box


East Windsor Township officials recently kicked off a permanent medicine drop box program. Pictured from left to right are: Council Member John Zoller; Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; and East Windsor Chief of Police Harry Marshall.

   Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that the East Windsor Township, in partnership with non-profit corporation American Medicine Chest Challenge, has installed a permanent medicine drop box to provide residents with a safe, convenient and legal option to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications year-round.
   The permanent drop box has been installed in the lobby of the Police/Court Building, 80 One Mile Road, and is accessible to residents on a 24/7 basis. In the past, East Windsor Township participated in special sponsored events during the year for prescription drop-offs.
   ”We encourage our residents to take advantage of this expanded program to dispose of unused and unneeded prescription medications in a safe environmentally responsible manner and reduce possible access and misuse by unauthorized persons and young people,” said Mayor Janice S. Mironov. “The installation of the permanent drop box provides residents the opportunity to securely dispose of unwanted and expired medications year-round at any time of the day or night when it is most convenient for them.”
   Mayor Mironov thanked Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager, coordinator of the East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse (EWMAPSA), and councilman John Zoller working on the program.
   ”The Municipal Alliance was gratified to be involved in this new initiative and believes this is another tool to help keep people in our community safe from these unneeded discarded drugs,” said Deputy Mayor Yeager.