Needles, Syringes and Proper Disposal of Household Medication
Do not set out with recyclables!
In order to dispose of needles and syringes please 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 way to safely dispose of needles and syringes.
Currently several police departments in Ocean County 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:
Berkeley Township Police Dept. - 631 Pinewald Keswick Rd., Manchester Twp. 732-341-6600
Lacey Township Police Dept - 808 Lacey Road, Lacey Twp. 609-693-6636
Lakewood Township Police Dept - 231 Third Street, Lakewood 732-363-0200
Manchester Township Dept. - 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township 732-657-8121
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
Ocean Township Police Depart. -50 Railroad Avenue, Waretown 609-693-4007
To get more information about medication recycling events, please visits the two links below.
US Department of Justice
American Medicine Chest Challenge
For information on the proper disposal of household medication, you can click on the links below:
Ocean County Health Department:
Disposal of Household Medications Guidelines (NJDEP)