WHAT DO I DO WITH MY UNUSED MEDICATIONS?
Project Medicine Drop makes it easier and more convenient than ever for residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers.
Plumsted Township is pleased to offer a Project Medicine Dropbox at the Plumsted Township Police Station located at 2 Cedar Street, New Egypt, NJ. It may be utilized 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If an officer is not at the station upon your drop off, please contact Ocean County Dispatch at 609-758-7185 and have an officer respond to assist you.
Members of the public are invited to visit any Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Simply bring in your prescription and over-the-counter medications and discard them in an environmentally safe manner. Always scratch out the identifying information on any medicine container you are discarding.
- Consumers are NOT advised to flush unused medications down the drain or simply discard them in the trash.
- Scientists have expressed concerns about the effects of medications being released into the water supplies after having been flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink, and the U.S. Geological Survey has found traces of pharmaceuticals in streams in 30 states. Simply placing drugs in the trash creates the potential that they will be found by those seeking to sell or abuse them.
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, visit www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/Pages/default.aspx.