On Saturday, April 28th, South River Police Department is asking residents to participate in a prescription drug spring cleaning event. This event, being promoted as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, calls on and encourages residents to "spring clean" their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any unused, unwanted or expired medications.
Residents can do so at our "Project Medicine Box" drop off point in the lobby of our police headquarters at 61 Main Street. Resembling a mailbox, the drop box accepts prescription medications in the form of pills, tablets, capsules, patches and pet medications (no liquids or syringes).
Although this service is available to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the spring cleaning event coincides with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and is meant to serve as a reminder to perform the important task of safely disposing these items.
When turning in medication, empty them into a plastic or ziplock type bag, tie or seal the bag and place it into the drop box. Please do not put containers, boxes or anything containing personal information into the drop box.
South River’s Project Medicine Drop is a cooperative effort of the South River Police Department, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and New Jersey Attorney General's Office. For more information regarding Project Medicine Drop please visit the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website at: