April 24, 2024

Hoboken Police Department expands National Prescription Take Back Day with six collection sites

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hoboken Police Department will, once again, participate in the National Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Take Back Day. This year, the HPD is expanding the program to include six drop-off locations throughout the city.

National Prescription Take Back Day provides residents with a safe, convenient, and anonymous disposal method for any unneeded or expired prescription drugs, which can often become a gateway to addiction. Residents can drop off old, expired, unneeded, and unwanted tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs, no questions asked, in the lobby area of the following locations:

  • 106 Hudson St. (Police Headquarters)
  • 76 Bloomfield St.
  • 311 13th St.
  • 220 Adams St.
  • 514 Madison St.
  • 221 Jackson St.

E-cigarette and vaping devices will also be collected, but only if the batteries have been removed. If the battery cannot be removed, consumers can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept the device for proper disposal.

In partnership with local law enforcement, national Take Back Day has removed 8,950 tons of medication from circulation since its inception. Learn more about National Take Back Day at https://www.dea.gov/takebackday