Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

Dispose of prescription drugs safely! Bring your unused or expired prescription drugs to participating towns.

This program is for residents only. Doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and other medical institutions must dispose of drugs via FDA/DEA guidelines.

We accept prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, and pet medications. We do NOT accept hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosols, ointments liquids and lotions, medications from businesses/clinics, needles, or thermometers.

The Morris County Sheriff’s Medical Collection Unit was started in 2013 in collaboration with Barbra Kaufman and the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris.

Each police department contacts the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and together the prescription medications are collected.  The designated municipal police officer and a Sheriff’s Officer collect the medications from the locked boxes that are kept in the lobbies of the local municipal police departments. Once the medications are collected they are brought back to our Evidence Unit and are logged and stored until destruction.

To date, we have destroyed over 12,000 pounds of prescription medications. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office has been working with Barbra Kaufman in expanding our program to additional towns.  This program allows people to discard their medications in a safe and secure location.

For Morris County employees and residents, there is an additional Prescription Drug Collection Drop Box located inside the front lobby of the Morris County Courthouse located at 56 Washington Street in Morristown, to safety and conveniently dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription drugs. The locked Prescription Collection Drug Drop Box is available to the public and Morris County employees during normal business hours, Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

It is important to note that businesses or clinics may not use the Prescription Drug Collection Drop Box to dispose of medications.  Acceptable items include pills, capsules, patches, vitamins, samples, pet medications and over-the-counter medications.  Medication packaging also will be accepted, such as pill bottles and small medication boxes.

Not acceptable items are syringes, liquids, lances for diabetic testing, inhalers, thermometers and aerosol cans, and of course any type of trash.

Participating Towns

Butler Police Department
10 High St
Butler, NJ 07405

Chatham Twp. Police Department
401 Southern Blvd.
Chatham Twp., NJ 07928
973-377-0100 ext.0129

Denville Police Department
1 St Mary’s Pl
Denville NJ 07834
973-627-4900 ext.360

Dover Police Headquarters
37 N Sussex St
Dover, NJ 07801

East Hanover Police Department
2 Deforest Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936
973-887-0432, cell 201-280-7614

Florham Park Police Department
111 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Jefferson Twp. Police Department
1033 Weldon Rd
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Hanover Twp Police Department
PO Box 250
1000 Rt 10
Whippany, NJ 07981

Kinnelon Police Department
130 Kinnelon Rd
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

Lincoln Park Police Department
34 Chapel Hill Rd
Lincoln Pk, NJ 07035

Long Hill Township Police Department
264 Mercer St
Sterling NJ, 07980

Madison Police Department
62 Kings Rd
Madison, NJ 07940

Mendham Borough Police Department
3 Cold Hill Rd South
Mendham, NJ 07945

Montville Twp Police Department
360 Rt 202 Suite #1
Montville, NJ 07045

Morris County Sheriff's Office
Morris County Superior Courthouse
56 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Morris Plains Borough
531 US-202
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Morris Township Police Department
PO Box 7603
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-539-0777 (main line)

Mount Arlington Police Department
520 Altenbrand Ave
Mt Arlington, NJ 07856

Mount Olive Police Department
PO Box 450
204 Flanders Drakestown Rd
Mt Olive, NJ 07828

Netcong Police Department
19 Maple Ave
Netcong, NJ 07857

Parsippany Police Department
3339 Rt 46
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Pequannock Police Department
530 Newark Pompton Tpk.
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Riverdale Police Department
91 Newark Pompton Tpk
Riverdale, NJ 07457

Rockaway Borough Police Department
33 Maple Ave
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Rockaway Twp Police Department
65 Mt Hope Rd
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Wharton Police Department
10 Robert St
Wharton, NJ 07885

Washington Twp Police Department
1 East Spring St
Long Valley, NJ 07853