The Robbinsville Police Department has installed a lockable metal “prescription drug drop boxes,” resembling a mailbox, in the lobby of the police station. Members of the public are invited to come in and use the box 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused and expired medications. The drop box accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers, and pet medications.
Disposing of unused or expired prescription medicines in the drop boxes is also beneficial to the environment since it keeps the medications out of the water supply and the landfills.
All unused and expired prescription medications as well as pet medications can be placed anonymously in the Project Medicine drop box. Residents should remember to remove personal information such as address labels off of the bottles before dropping them in.
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.