EAST WINDSOR: Township to participate in DEA program ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’


East Windsor Township will participate in the New Jersey Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program “Operation Medicine Cabinet” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
The program offers residents the opportunity to dispose of all unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications in a safe manner. The township has a drop box in the lobby of the police/court building at 80 One Mile Road for the collection of these various medications. Collected medications will be turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on the next business day for final disposal.
“This program provides an opportunity to securely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications in an environmentally responsible manner and prevents possible misuse and access to these drugs by unauthorized persons and young people,” said Mayor Janice Mironov. “We encourage our residents to take advantage of this local and convenient opportunity.”
In addition to the “Operation Medicine Cabinet” one-day event, East Windsor Township provides residents with a year round 24/7 opportunity to dispose of medications in a permanent drop box installed in the lobby of the police/court Building. The permanent drop box was obtained by the township from The American Medicine Chest Challenge. 