Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and municipalities across New Jersey are participating.

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Federal, state and local officials are urging people to bring their unwanted or unused prescription drugs to local drop off sites across the state.

A list of sites is available at the U.S. Department of Justice website at justice.gov .

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held in April collected 276 tons of unwanted or expired medications nationwide.

Authorities safely dispose of the collected medications.

New Jersey law enforcement officials also recently announced a new drug prescription awareness public information campaign.

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