Tag Archives: Medicine

2014-04-26 – Unused Medicine Disposal – The DEA’s National Take Back Initiative

National Take Back Initiative
April 26, 2014, 10:00-2:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Click here (http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html)  to go to the the DEA’s website and to look up a drop-off site for unused or expired medicines near you.  This drop-off site listing will be available starting April 1, 2014 but in the past, drop-off locations have been located at many police stations throughout New Jersey.

2013-10-26 – Unused Medicine Disposal – The DEA’s National Take Back Initiative

National Take Back Initiative
October 26, 2013, 10:00-2:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Click here (http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html)  to go to the the DEA’s website and to look up a drop-off site for unused or expired medicines near you.  This drop-off site listing will be available starting October 1, 2013 but in the past, drop-off locations have been located at many police stations throughout New Jersey.

2012-09-29 – Unused Medicine Disposal – The DEA’s National Take Back Initiative

National Take Back Initiative
September 29, 2012, 10:00-2:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Click here to go to the the DEA’s website and to look up a drop-off site for unused or expired medicines near you.

2012-04-28 – Unused Medicine Disposal – The DEA’s National Take Back Initiative

National Take Back Initiative
April 28, 2012, 10:00-2:00

Click here to go to the the DEA’s website and to look up a drop-off site for unused or expired medicines near you.

2011-11-17 – NJDEP Free Seminar on Regulated Medical Waste and Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

Notice of a a free November 17, 2011 NJDEP seminar regarding regulated medical and pharmaceutical waste was recently announced by NJDEP.  The information below provides the NJDEP announcement.
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Regulated Medical Waste and Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste. The seminar will be held on November 17, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center (1200 Negron Drive in Hamilton, NJ). Registration will start at 8:00 a.m., and the seminar will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. Directions to the facility are available at:

http://www.nj-iafn.org/NJ_ForensicTechnology_Center_directions.pdf.

This seminar will provide a thorough overview of both Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) and Hazardous (RCRA) Pharmaceutical Waste regulations. Commercial and Non-Commercial Medical Waste Facilities, Generators, Transporters, Destination and Destruction Facilities, Laboratories, Transfer and Treatment Facilities will benefit from attending this seminar. Any facility that also generates RCRA Pharmaceutical Waste should find the seminar helpful.

We have tentatively decided on the following agenda for this seminar:

Morning Session:

“Welcome/Update on DEP Transformation & Stewardship” – DEP Speaker TBD “Regulated Medical Waste – Rules, Registration & Reports” – DEP Speaker TBD “Regulated Medical Waste – Best Management Practices” – Consultant/Transporter “Regulated Medical Waste – An Inspectors Viewpoint” – DEP Speaker TBD Q&A – Panel TBD

Lunch – On your own

Afternoon Session:

“Is My Regulated Medical Waste also a RCRA Hazardous Waste?” – DEP Speaker TBD “RCRA Pharmaceutical Waste – An Inspectors Viewpoint” – DEP Speaker TBD “RCRA Pharmaceutical Waste – Best Management Practices” – Consultant/Transporter Q&A – Panel TBD

Seating is limited, so sign-up now! To register complete and submit the registration questionnaire found at:

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/enforcement/hw_seminar.html. You are welcome to bring other individuals from your business or organization, but please complete a registration questionnaire for them as well.
It will be worthwhile for you to send at least one employee to this seminar. The person you send will be provided with loads of information that they can bring back and teach to the rest of your employees

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions or need further information please call or send an email.

Bret Reburn, Principal Environmental Specialist Department of Environmental Protection Hazardous Waste Compliance & Enforcement

Telephone: (609) 292-3949

Fax: (609) 292-3970