Operation Take Back

On October 28, 2017 the Livingston Police Department is encouraging residents to clean out their medicine cabinets for Operation Take Back.  This is an effort between local police departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ, and ADAPT of Essex County. Livingston officers will be at police headquarters from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for collection, although residents can come any time for drop-off. Please note that the police department cannot accept any syringes, needles or lancets. If you need to dispose of sharps, Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a participant in the program for responsible disposal of home-generated syringes, needles and lancets. For questions regarding their collection, contact the Safety Management Department at (973) 322-8257. For questions regarding Operation Take Back, please visit https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

There is a permanent drug drop box in the lobby of police headquarters that allows residents to safely dispose of unwanted drugs twenty-four hours per day. Since the police department began collecting medications for safe disposal in September 2010, over 7,275 pounds have been turned in by Livingston residents.

For further information regarding drug disposal, contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600.

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