PERTH AMBOY – The city’s Police Department is now a Project Medicine Drop site, where residents can safely, securely, and anonymously dispose of unused and expired medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Project Medicine Drop is an initiative of the Attorney General’s New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. It builds on the success of the American Medicine Chest Challenge, which is sponsored in New Jersey by the DEA, Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, and Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative, in which the Perth Amboy Police Department has participated in for the past several years.
The Medicine Drop Box is located in the Perth Amboy Police Department on 365 New Brunswick Avenue and is one of three locations in the Middlesex County for safe disposal. The other locations are the East Brunswick Police Department, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, and the Sayreville Police Department, 1000 Main Street.
For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop box can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers and similar objects. It cannot accept liquids, medical waste or syringes. Consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications through this program.
Learn more about Project Medicine Drop at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/locations.htm
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