Project Medicine Drop and Drop Box Locations


The effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home - and must include the opportunity for New Jersey consumers to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year.

With New Jersey's Project Medicine Drop, we are placing secured drop boxes in the headquarters of local police departments. Consumers from anywhere in New Jersey can visit the boxes seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications - and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them.

  • The drop boxes accept solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers, and pet medications.
  • Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
  • Syringes and other sharp instruments should not be accepted.

For the hours of availability and other information, contact the police departments or call the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at 800-242-5846.

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Nearest Drop Box Locations
Click here for a complete list of Bergen County locations open 24/7.
Franklin Lakes Police Department
490 DeKorte Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
(201) 891-3131
Allendale Police Department
500 West Crescent Avenue
Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 825-1900
Fair Lawn Police Department
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 796-1400
Hawthorne Police Department
445 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07507
(973) 427-1800
Oakland Police Department
295 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, New Jersey 07436 
(201) 337-6171

Paramus Police Department
1 Carlough Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 262-3400 
Ramsey Police Department
25 North Central Avenue
Ramsey, NJ 07446
(201) 327-2400
Waldwick Police Department
15 E Prospect Street
Waldwick, NJ 07463
(201) 652-5700