Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler is providing an opportunity to dispose of any unused and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

The goal is to help residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unused and easily abused opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unneeded prescription medications. Residents can quickly drop off unused and expired prescription pills by bringing them to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

“Include your medicine cabinet on your spring cleaning list, and gather up any unused or expired prescriptions, especially dangerous opioid painkillers,” said Sheriff Kemler. “More and more, accidental use, abuse, and addiction can too easily begin straight from your medicine chest,” added Kemler.

At the Sheriff’s drug disposal event last fall, residents disposed of over 150 pounds of unused or expired drugs. This spring’s disposal event will also collect vape pens and other e-cigarette devices only after batteries are removed earlier. The drug disposal event cannot accept syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications, or solutions.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible method for disposing of unneeded and expired prescription pills. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office conducts the program with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Programs Section at 609-278-7159.

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