Greenwich Township Police Department Installs New “Project Medicine Drop” Box to Help Residents Dispose of Unused Medications, Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse
Greenwich Township Police Department is proud to announced that we have joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and have installed a Project Medicine Drop box at police headquarters.
By joining this initiative, we are making it easier and more convenient than ever for Greenwich Township residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers. Our department’s new Project Medicine Drop box is located at Police Department Headquarters: 421 West Broad Street, Gibbstown. Residents may visit the station at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused or excess medications. Most recently, we added a new "Mobile Drop Box" to our program that can be taken to community events for our community's convenience.
Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General’s effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers. Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure prescription drug drop boxes at police departments, sheriff’s offices, and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications. This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply.
Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
More information about Project Medicine Drop,including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.