SOPD Announces that Medicine Drop Box is Now Available

By South Orange PD

The South Orange Police Department announced this week that their medicine drop box has been replaced and is now fully operational.

Research shows that 70% of individuals who abuse prescription and/or over-the-counter medication get access to them from the medicine cabinet or household of a friend or family member. Raising awareness about prescription and over-the-counter medication abuse and building a safe and healthy community are the key goals of the SOPD and the CPC. Residents can properly dispose of any old or unused prescription and over-the-counter medication by dropping them off at the drop box located at the South Orange Police Headquarters.

The drop box is located in the front lobby of SOPD headquarters and is available to the public 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In order to dispose of the medication properly, prescription and over-the-counter medication can be left in the original container with the type of medication still visible. All other personal information should be removed.

The drop box is emptied periodically and the medication is then incinerated through a partnership with Covanta Energy located in Newark, NJ.

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