Project Medicine Drop site keeps prescription medications from falling into the wrong hands. The drop location will be open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Through this initiative, the State Department of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug drop boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.
By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs. This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply. More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at the NJ Consumer Affairs website
Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Here are some other tips for handling /taking your medications safely:
- Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.
- Secure your medicine. Please visit org for more information.