BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Bordentown Township Police is reminding residents that they are able to help stop prescription drug abuse by participating in an anonymous drop-off program run by the Department.
The BTPD is a participant in the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ “Project Medicine Drop” program, which seeks to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. Bordentown Township residents are able to dispose of unused and expired medications anonymously, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at the prescription drug drop box located in the Department’s lobby, located at 1 Municipal Drive.
Unused medications that remain in your medicine cabinet are susceptible to theft and misuse. The Project Medicine Drop program was initiated in order to help prevent medications from getting into the wrong hands.
For safety reasons, the BTPD’s Project Medicine Drop box can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers and similar objects. The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste or syringes. The Department says there has been a recent influx of syringes being left in the drop box, which places the Officers who empty the box at risk. Residents who want to dispose of syringes should speak with their medical providers or pharmacists to find the safest and best ways of disposal.
In another effort to curb abuse, the BTPD will also be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 24.
The public is encouraged to drop off unused or expired prescription pills from 10AM to 2PM at the Bordentown Township Police Department, located at 1 Municipal Drive.
For more information about Project Medicine Drop, visit Consumer Affairs’ website HERE.