Expired/Unused Medication Disposal

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Expired/Unused Medication Disposal

According to the Essex County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), “Research shows that 70%of individuals who abuse prescription and or over-the-counter medication get access to them from themedicine cabinet or household of a friend or family member. Raising awareness about prescription and over-the counter medication abuse and building a safe and healthy community are the key goals of this project” (2021).

How to Properly Dispose of Medical Syringes

Please refer to the Safe Syringe Disposal pamphlet from the NJ Department of Health Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service.

How to Properly Dispose of Unused/Expired Medications

Review the Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Household Medication from the US Food and Drug Administration.

Expired/Unused Prescription Drug Disposal Locations

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has developed Project Medicine Drop as an important component of its effort to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. It allows consumers to dispose of unused and expired medications quickly, easily, and anonymously – seven days a week, 365 days a year – at prescription drug drop boxes located within the headquarters of participating police departments. The list of locations includes:

 Location Address
Belleville Police Department 152 Washington Avenue, Belleville
Bloomfield Police Department 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield
Caldwell Police Department 1 Provost Square, Caldwell
East Orange Police Department 230 Fairfield Road, Fairfield
Glen Ridge Police Department 3 Herman Street, Glen Ridge
Irvington Police Department 1 Civic Square, Irvington
Livingston Police Department 333 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston
Maplewood Police Department 1618 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood
Millburn Police Department 435 Essex Street, Millburn
Montclair Police Department 647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
Newark Police Department 480 Clinton Avenue, Newark
North Caldwell Police Department 136 Gould Avenue, North Caldwell
Nutley Police Department 228 Chestnut Street, Nutley
Orange Police Department 29 Park Street, Orange
South Orange Police Department 201 South Orange Avenue, South Orange
Verona Police Department 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
West Orange Police Department 60 Main Street, West Orange