Needles, Syringes and Proper Disposal of Household Medication
Do not set out with recyclables!
To dispose of needles and syringes please first contact your local hospital to see if they have a collection program.
Also check with your local pharmacy to see if they participate in the Blue Needle Box Program, which provides residents with proper ways to safely dispose of needles and syringes.
Currently there are 14 police departments in Ocean County that serve as permanent drop-off locations for residents to safely drop off any unused, unwanted or expired medication. Their addresses and contact information 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. 732-262-1100 (NO SYRINGES)
Jackson Township Police Dept.- 95 West Veteran's Highway, Jackson 732-928-1213
Lacey Township Police Dept. - 808 Lacey Road, Lacey Twp. 609-693-6636 (NO SYRINGES, 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 Township Police Dept. -50 Railroad Avenue, Waretown 609-693-4007
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
To get more information about medication recycling events, please visits the links below.
US Department of Justice
American Medicine Chest Challenge
For information on the proper disposal of household medication, please click on the links below:
Ocean County Health Department
Disposal of Household Medications Guidelines (NJDEP)