Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday Oct. 22 from 10:00am until 2:00pm the Township is sponsoring a Drug Take Back Day. If you have unused prescriptions that need to be safely disposed of, you can bring them to the Maplewood Police Dept., 1618 Springfield Ave. for disposal. This method of disposal is good for two reasons. 1. The drugs will not fall into the wrong hands. 2. This is a safe way to environmentally dispose of drugs. Do not dispose of drugs down the sink or toilet.

An alternative method to safely dispose of drugs is to crush and mix them with coffee grounds and simply put this into the regular household garbage. Our household garbage in Maplewood is burned at the waste to energy plant and these primarily organic medications will easily burn. Unlike many other parts of the state, we do not dispose of garbage into a landfill.

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