Unused medications that remain in your medicine cabinet are susceptible to theft and misuse.
To prevent medications from getting into the wrong hands, New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General, the Division of Consumer Affairs, and Clifton Police Department urge you to properly dispose of your expired and unwanted prescription medicine.
Drop off is simple, anonymous and available 24 hours a day – 365 days a year, no questions asked. Simply bring in your prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Clifton Police Department and discard them in an environmentally safe manner. Always scratch out the identifying information on any medicine container you are discarding.
For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop boxes can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects.
The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. Consumers wishing to dispose of these objects should speak with their doctors or pharmacists to find the safest and best ways to dispose of them.
It should also be noted that consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications. Anyone wishing to dispose of any illicit drug, should follow the normal procedure of reporting it to the Clifton Police Department.