Do you have medications you don't need?
Oct 8, 2019 by Marie Cascarano
Do you know where to take them?
Through our partnership with the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), a permanent medication drop box is available at University Police Headquarters. This location will be able to accept medications 24 hours a day 365 days a year for proper disposal. All items discarded will be destroyed with no questions asked. This program is designed to provide a safe place to discard old or unused prescriptions drugs that could be dangerous to others and harmful if introduced to the environment. For a list and map of additional permanent medication disposal sites in Essex County click here.
- Pain relievers (Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Demerol, Oxycodone, Fentanyl)
- Anti-depressants/Anti-anxiety (Valium, Xanax, Zoloft, Prozac)
- Sleep aids (Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata)
- Behavior modification meds (Ritalin, Methylphenidate, Adderall)
- Cough medicine (with Dextromethorphan)
- Over-the-counter meds
- Vitamins and supplements
Not accepted items include:
- liquid medications
- medicated ointments and lotions
- needles, syringes, lancets, epi-pen
- bloody or infectious waste
- all other prescription medications
What do I do?
- Leave medication in the original container
- Remove your name and other identifying information
- Leave the name/type of medication on the container
- Drop medication into disposal box
- DO NOT flush medication down the toilet
Sponsored by University Police Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Office of Health Promotion