Project Medicine Drop
Update from Sheriff David P. Gallant
In an effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs in our communities the Warren County Sheriff’s Office implemented "Project Medicine Drop" in 2013 through the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. This project is a free medicine collection program for citizens to safely dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medicines into a drop box. Since its inception, the Sheriff’s Office has collected over 900 pounds of medicine that were safely destroyed with the assistance of our partners at Covanta Energy in Oxford Township.
The program is designed to limit access to persons seeking to abuse prescription medications. Research has shown that a high percentage of young adults that have abused prescription medications obtained those drugs from family or friends. Furthermore, a U.S. Geological Survey conducted revealed that approximately 80 percent of rivers tested contained traces of pharmaceuticals. This can be attributed to the improper disposal of prescription medications.
The drop-off site is overseen by the County Sheriff's Office located at the Warren County Courthouse, 413 Second Street in Belvidere. The Drop Box is a lockable metal container that resembles a mailbox which is located at the entrance to the Courthouse. Medicines are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but will not will not be accepted on weekends or holidays. The Drop Box will accept household medications only such as pills, capsules, patches, and pet medications. Illicit drugs, mail, trash, syringes, and liquids will not be accepted. Individuals may submit medicines in their original container and use a marker to cross out their names or place the medicines in a clear plastic bag.
For more information or questions about this program or about our Mobile Drop Box program please call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at (908)475-6309 or visit the Project Medicine Drop website at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop.
Below is a list of other participating agencies in Warren County.
- Hackettstown Police Department
215 West Stiger Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
- New Jersey State Police (Hope Station)
501 County Route 521, Hope, NJ 07844
- New Jersey State Police (Washington Station)
560 Route 57, Port Murray, New Jersey 07865
- Phillipsburg Police Department
675 Corliss Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
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