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Department of Solid Waste Management

Needles, Syringes, and Medication

To dispose of needles and syringes, check with local pharmacies to see if they participate in the Blue Needle Box Program, which provides residents with proper ways to safely dispose of needles and syringes.

You may also contact local hospitals to see if they have a collection program.


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

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.

Currently there are 19 locations (primarily police departments) 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. Please contact the Ocean County Health Department with any questions. NO SHARPS, SYRINGES, OR NEEDLES ARE ALLOWED IN DROP BOXES. 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

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

DEA's Diversion Control Division Website
American Medicine Chest Challenge

For additional information on the proper disposal of household medication, please click on the links below:

Ocean County Health Department

 Disposal of Household Medications Guidelines (NJDEP)
 Sharps Inc.