AG unveils new prescription meds disposal drop-boxes

PARAMUS - The attorney general today unveiled waste receptacles set up statewide for residents to drop off unwanted prescription medications. The attorney general says the receptacles are the latest move in the fight to stop prescription drug abuse. The Attorney General's Office has set up at least one drop-box in every county. Experts warn against throwing unused medicine in the garbage, where it can be accessible to others. They also warn against flushing medications down the toilet as they can seep into the water supply. The energy company Covana has agreed to help destroy medication collected at the drop-boxes at no cost to taxpayers. The Morristown-based company will use specialized equipment to break down the pills and minimize pollution.

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