Law enforcement agencies throughout the state, including West Long Branch, will collect unneeded prescription medications on Saturday, Sept. 29, during Operation Take Back New Jersey.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can turn in their unwanted or expired medication to the West Long Branch Police.
The police will have two collection stations set up on Saturday; one at West Long Branch Police Headquarters (965 Broadway) and Peter Cooper Village (200 Forest Street).
Earlier this year, the national campaign took in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal.
"We are pleased at the response of the American people once again, and we thank them for participating and contributing to the battle against prescription drug abuse," DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said on the DEA's web site.
Other local collection sites include:
• Monmouth Beach Police Department: 14 Willow Ave., Monmouth Beach
• Deal Fire House: 110 Brighton Ave., Deal
• Ocean Township Police Department: 399 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
• Little Silver Borough Hall: 480 Prospect Ave., Little Silver
Click here to search for more local collection sites.