Operation Take Back New Jersey

Cedar Grove Police to Participate in

Operation Take Back New Jersey

Medicine Disposal Day

The Cedar Grove Police Department will act as a local collection site for an upcoming Operation Take Back New Jersey Medicine Disposal Day on Saturday, September 27th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Municipal Building at 525 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove.   This initiative, open to all residents, was organized to encourage citizens to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine.

            Residents may dispose of medicines in either its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box.  If the original container is submitted, please remove the prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information.  Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remained sealed in its original container.  The program is anonymous and no questions or requests for identification will be made. 

Please remember that syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted. A guide for safe syringe disposal can be located at the following web address:


    This statewide effort, with many New Jersey Police Departments participating, is being spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division.  Residents looking for more information on the program should visit www.dea.gov.  Please contact Lt. Joseph Cirasa at 973-239-4100  ext. 254 if you have any questions or need assistance.