The Sea Isle City Police Department is taking part again in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s annual “Take Back Initiative” to help properly dispose of expired or unused prescription medications.
The event will be held Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the first floor lobby of City Hall at 233 JFK Boulevard. A prescription drop box is in the lobby for people to dispose of unwanted medications.
According to the Police Department’s Facebook page:
— The program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of people disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made.
— No effort will be made by police to count, inventory or log medications.
— People may dispose of their prescriptions either in the original container or by removing the medication from its container and dropping it directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, people should remove the prescription label if it contains any personal information.
— Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in the original container. The cap should be tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
— Syringes and other sharp instruments should not be placed in the drop box.
For any questions, call the Police Department at 609-263-4311.