The Hawthorne Police Department in partnership with the NJ Attorney General's Office, NJ Department of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Drug Enforcement Agency participates in Project Medicine Drop.
Project Medicine Drop is a program designed to allow Borough residents to properly and safely dispose of their unwanted or expired household medications. The Project Medicine Drop box is located in the Borough's hallway outside of the Hawthorne Police Window.
How to Dispose of Medication
Residents can bring their unwanted or expired household medications removed from the original packaging and placed in a zip lock or similar type plastic bag to the Hawthorne Police Department 24 hours a day. Hawthorne residents are invited to come in and use the box 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused and expired prescription medications anonymously and free of charge. The medications will then safely and properly be destroyed.
Please see the Project Medicine Drop pamphlet (PDF) for additional information.
Also, additional information can be found on the New Jersey Consumer Affairs website.