East Windsor to once again participate in ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’

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East Windsor Township will participate in the New Jersey Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsored program “Operation Medicine Cabinet” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
“East Windsor is partnering again with the local DEA office in this special event to promote and focus on the importance of disposing of expired and unneeded medications in a safe and responsible non-hazardous manner,” said Mayor Janice Mironov. “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. 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 Mayor Mironov and council members from The American Medicine Chest Challenge.