Health & Wellness

“Project Medicine Drop Box” Introduced to Community

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“Project Medicine Drop Box” Introduced to the Community Credits: Roselle Police
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“Project Medicine Drop Box” Introduced to the Community Credits: Roselle Police
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“Project Medicine Drop Box” Location Roselle Police Department Lobby Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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“Project Medicine Drop Box” - Located in Roselle Park Police Dept. Lobby. Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Dept. has introduced “Project Medicine Drop Box”, a safe and secure way for residents to dispose of their unused medications at any time throughout the year.

“With New Jersey's Project Medicine Drop, we are placing a secured drop box in the Roselle Police Department headquarters,” said Police Chief Gerald Orlando. “Residents from anywhere in New Jersey can visit the box seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them.”

"The drop box accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers, and pet medications. It cannot accept syringes or liquids," Orlando added. 

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The Police Dept. has been participating in programs to collect prescription drugs throughout the community for several years. This system allows residents to utilize the “Medicine Drop Box” 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. 

In addition, Roselle police said they will be utilizing portable mobile drop boxes at various locations for those who are unable to make use of the Medicine Drop Box located in Police Headquarters. Those locations have not been announced at this time. 

In Roselle Park, the Police Department also house one of these drop boxes in their station and medications can be dropped off at any time. 

Anyone wishing to utilize these “Medicine Drop Boxes” can do so anonymously.

 

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