Maplewood Police Joins ADAPT, Health Department to Announce the Launch of New "Project Medicine Dropbox"

According to Maplewood officials, Project Medicine is a program that allows residents of Maplewood, a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted/unused medications so that they don't wind up in household garbage, and they aren't flushed into the water supply. This program is entirely anonymous and available to the public 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

The Dropbox accepts prescription and over the counter medications in pills or capsule form as well as patches and inhalers. The DropBox cannot take any medication in liquid form, medical waste, or syringes.

It is essential to keep in mind that only legal medication is accepted in the Dropbox.

Project Medicine Drop was created in an effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention, prescription painkiller overdose now kills more people in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined. This program is a step in the right direction for the solution to this problem in New Jersey. The Maplewood Police Department is proud to now join many other agencies in support of this program.

The Project Medicine Dropbox launch will be held Friday, February 14, at 11 am at Maplewood Police Headquarters.

The dropbox will be located in the lobby of the Maplewood Police Department, 1618 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood NJ. The Project Medicine Dropbox launch will be held Friday, February 14, at 11 am at Maplewood Police Headquarters.