Drug Takeback - New Jersey

What to do with Leftover Medicines

 

New Jersey

Follow the links below to find options for leftover medication take-back locations in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.

This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy.

This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.

 

Project Medicine Drop

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs runs a collection program for leftover medications. Follow this link to find information on drop-off locations at law enforcement agencies across the state. These locations do not accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. Project Medicine Drop is an initiative to combat drug abuse and diversion by setting up secure drop-boxes throughout the state that are accessible to consumers.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find over 20 take-back locations at community pharmacies across New Jersey. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

AWARxE

AWARxE lists all of the Project Medicine Drop locations as well as other additional drop-off sites. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

Rx Drug Drop Box

This map-based site lists a number of take-back locations at law enforcement agencies across New Jersey. Rx Drug Drop Box is a program launched by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), a nonprofit that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

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