Safe Storage and Disposal

NJ CARES

A Real-Time Dashboard of Opioid-Related Data and Information
Sharon M. Joyce Director

Safe Storage and Disposal

Medications stored in the home pose a danger of abuse, diversion, and accidental poisoning when not stored safely and securely. Unwanted, expired, and unused medications can be safely disposed of 7 days a week, 365 days a year at Project Medicine Drop locations –  secured drop boxes located in the headquarters of local police departments. The drop boxes accept pills, capsules, patches, inhaler, and pet medications, but not syringes or liquids.For information on how to safely store medications in your home, and proper disposal of medication
NJDCAAPP (njconsumeraffairs.gov)

 Project Medicine Dropbox Locations
Pages – Drop Box Locations (njconsumeraffairs.gov)

Search DEA Take Back Sites
Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations – Search Utility (usdoj.gov)

FDA Flush List
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/safe-disposal-medicines/disposal-unused-medicines-what-you-should-know

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/disposal-unused-medicines-what-you-should-know/drug-disposal-flush-potentially-dangerous-medicine

Unsafe Storage of Opioids – Risks to Children
https://www.nj.gov/dcf/news/publications/Opioids.and.Children.Alert.pdf

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