Rx Dropbox: Police Department provides prescription medicine drop box
The Palmyra Police Department recognizes that everyday prescriptions used by our residents were being improperly disposed of. After researching the problem our department purchased a medications drop box from MedReturn in 2011.
The box was purchased with drug forfeiture funds and placed in the lobby of police headquarters. We are proud of the fact that our medications drop box was the first in Burlington County.
-Medicine from households will be accepted, including:
-Prescription medicines including controlled substances (such as Vicodin, Percocet and Ritalin)
-No illegal drugs
-No needles, sharps or syringes
-Click HERE for disposal methods
-No medicines from businesses
-No batteries, trash, medical devices, mercury thermometers or other hazardous materials
-No cosmetics and personal care products
-No liquids, creams or ointments
Not from Palmyra? That’s alright – just log into www.RxDrugDropBox.org and type in your zip code to find a drop off box near you.
Access to the box is during Borough business hours
Monday: 8:30 AM-6:30 PM, Tuesday – Friday 8:30 AM -4:30 PM.
After hours the public can use the call box in the front of the building and an officer will give them access to the building.
For additional information please visit these state and federal resources:
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop
U.S. Department of Justice at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html