Medicine Drop Box
Project Medicine Drop Box
Project Medicine Drop Box is an initiative involving the installation of “prescription drug drop boxes” at participating New Jersey police departments.
The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department keeps the drop box inside our police lobby with the “Project Medicine Drop” logo clearly visible and recognizable.
Project Medicine Drop allows the public to dispose of unused and expired prescription medications safely, securely, and anonymously. The opportunity is available seven days a week, 365 days a year.
This initiative builds on the success of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative, and the American Medicine Chest Challenge, which is sponsored in New Jersey by the DEA, Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, and Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey. Both programs provide single-day opportunities to drop off unused medications at pre-identified, secure locations.
Project Medicine Drop provides the opportunity to discard unused expired prescription medications, every day throughout the year. Our department maintains custody of the deposited drugs, and disposes of them according to their normal procedures for the custody and destruction of controlled dangerous substances. We report the quantity of discarded drugs to the Division of Consumer Affairs on a quarterly basis.
Not from Ho-Ho-Kus? That’s okay – log into www.RxDrugDropBox.org and type in your zip code to find a drop off box near you.
For More Information Visit:
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop
U.S. Department of Justice at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Project Medicine Drop P.O. Box 45027, Newark, New Jersey 07101