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Needles, Syringes, and Medication

Needles and Syringes

Needles and syrings ("sharps") should NEVER be thrown loosely into your household trash or recycling, or flushed down toilets. Please follow proper safety guidelines and dispose of these at the following locations: What to Do with Used Sharps in New Jersey

The following hospitals accept needles and syringes:

Community Medical Center --- 99 Route 37 West, Toms River 08755 --- 732-557-8000 x18005

Ocean Medical Center --- 425 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick 08723 --- 732-836-4297

Southern Ocean Medical Center Family Resource Center @ Meridian Fitness & Wellness Center --- 700 Route 9 South, West Creek 08092 --- 609-978-3559

Check with local pharmacies to see if they participate in the Blue Needle Box Program. PLEASE DO NOT SET OUT WITH RECYCLABLES

For more information please contact the Ocean County Board of Health at 732-341-9700, or visit their website at www.ochd.org/needle-disposal-in-ocean-county.

 Click Here to download the list of drop off locations for needles and syringes.


Currently there are 19 locations in Ocean County that serve as permanent drop-off locations for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications. These drop-off boxes are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

 Click Here to download the list of medications drop off locations.

Addresses and contact info are as follows:

Barnegat Police Dept. - 900 West Bay Avenue, Barnegat 609-698-5000
Berkeley Twp. Police Dept. - 631 Pinewald Keswick Rd., Bayville 732-341-1132
Brick Twp. Police Dept. - 401 Chambersbridge Rd., Brick Twp. 732-262-1150
Harvey Cedars Police Dept. - 7606 Long Beach Blvd., Harvey Cedars 609-494-6509 or 609-494-3036
Jackson Township Police Dept. - 102 Jackson Dr., Jackson 732-928-1111
Lacey Township Police Dept. - 808 Lacey Road, Lacey Twp. 609-693-6636 (If someone has a large amount of medications for disposal please call ahead. NO LIQUIDS)
Lakewood Township Police Dept. - 231 Third Street, Lakewood 732-363-0200
Little Egg Harbor Police Dept. - 665 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor 609-296-3666
Long Beach Twp Police Dept. - 6805 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Twp. 609-494-3322
Manchester Twp Dept. - 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township 732-657-8121
Ocean Twp Police Dept. - 50 Railroad Avenue, Waretown 609-693-4007
Ocean Gate Police Dept. - 801 Ocean Gate Avenue, Ocean Gate 732-269-3166
Plumsted Police Dept. - 2 Cedar St., New Egypt 609-758-3738
Point Pleasant Police Dept. - 2233 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant Borough 732-892-0060
Seaside Heights Police Dept.- 116 Sherman Ave., Seaside Heights 732-793-1800
Stafford Twp Police Dept. - 260 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin 609-597-8581
Toms River Police Dept. - 255 Oak Ave., Toms River 732-349-0150
Tuckerton Police Dept. - 420 East Main St., Tuckerton 609-296-9416
Ocean County Justice Complex. - 120 Hooper Ave., Toms River 732-506-5026

Please contact the Ocean County Health Department with any questions. Or visit their website Ocean County Health Department

For additional information about medication recycling events, please visits the links below:

DEA's Diversion Control Division Website
American Medicine Chest Challenge

 Disposal of Household Medications Guidelines (NJDEP)
 Sharps Inc.