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KPD to host DEA TakeBack medication collection site on Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Kearny Police Department will host a DEA-authorized medication takeback collection site in the lobby of its 237 Laurel Ave. headquarters on Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Here are some points to be aware of:

  • This program is anonymous. No questions or requests for identification will be made.

  • You may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, we encourage you to remove the prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information.

  • Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

  • Syringes and other sharp instruments CANNOT be accepted.

  • DEA will collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers ONLY after the batteries are removed from the devices. DEA is not responsible for removing the batteries from the devices. If the battery cannot be removed, individual consumers can check with large electronic chain stores that may accept the vape pen or e-cigarette devices for proper disposal.

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