National Take Back Initiative
April 28, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mercer County Administration Building, 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ.
(parking lot in front of the building.)
Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for people who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.