JCAA Press Release
September 15th 2010
Operation Tack Back NJ
Contact Mark Taylor (732-929-2591), Tom Siciliano (609-296-3774)
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association October 2010 Newsletter)
On September 25, 2010, between 10:00AM & 2:00PM, Operation Take Back NJ is sponsoring an opportunity to dispose of your unwanted or expired drugs in an environmentally safe fashion. The web page states that, “The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey (NJ) Division Operation Take Back NJ is to provide a safe and legal method for the citizens of New Jersey to dispose of their unwanted, unused, and expired medicines.” It discusses that this is a way of keeping drugs out of the hands of teenagers. The extra benefit is keeping these drugs out of the environment. As you know from previous articles in the JCAA newspaper and the congressional testimony on the JCAA web page about endocrine disrupters (jcaa.org/news/CongressionalTestimony_20090609.htm), keeping drugs out of our drinking water and the environment is a major concern. We know that these chemicals are affecting the sexual reproduction of fish in our fresh and saltwater environment. While we can't solve every problem, this is a chance to take an important step to secure our water supply and environment. So check your medicine cabinets and dispose of your expired or unwanted drugs in a responsible manner.
Go to operationtakebacknj.com and click on your county of residence. You can find your town and choose the place to take your old drugs.
If you have any questions please contact Tom Fote.