FLEMINGTON, NJ – The results are in from Hunterdon’s recent collaborative Take Back Day, part of a national program to collect and properly dispose of expired and unused medications.

According to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams, Hunterdon collected 1,388 pounds of drugs. That’s 138 pounds more than their last effort in October.

Sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Hunterdon County’s Take Back Day is the effort of the Hunterdon Prosecutor’s Narcotic Task Force, Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Department, local police departments, State Police, and the Safe Communities Coalition.

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According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans need to know that that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines - flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - pose potential safety and health hazards.

“I applaud the citizens that came out to help us in our fight against opioid abuse,” said Williams in a press release.  Residents visited Take Back Day collection sites located at police departments and public buildings to discard the drugs.

The following is a list of the permanent prescription pill drop off boxes in Hunterdon County.

  • Hunterdon County Justice Center

65 Park Avenue, Flemington


Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Franklin Township Police Department

202 Sidney Road, Pittstown


  • Frenchtown Police Department

27 Second St., Frenchtown


  • Holland Township Police Department

61 Church Rd., Milford


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Lambertville Police Department

349 North Main St., Lambertville


  • Lebanon Township Police Department

530 West Hill Rd., Glen Gardner


  • New Jersey State Police - Kingwood Station

945 Rt. 12, Frenchtown


  • New Jersey State Police - Perryville Station

90 Rt. 173, West Hampton


  • Readington Police Department

507 Rt. 523, Whitehouse Station


  • Tewksbury Police Department

167 Old Turnpike Road, Califon


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • West Amwell Township Police Department

24 Mt Airy Village Road, Lambertville


  • Washington Township Police Department

1 East Springtown Rd., Long Valley


  • (Semi-permanent drop box)

Hunterdon County Senior Center

4 Gauntt Place, Flemington

Second Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The press release was issued jointly by Williams, his Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo, and Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown.