Medication Disposal

Citizens looking to dispose of unwanted, excess and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can use the safe, anonymous and secure permanent drop off boxes located in six locations in Somerset County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no questions asked.

1. Somerset County Sheriff's Office
County Administration Building (Lower Level)
20 Grove Street, Somerville

2. Bernards Township Police Department
1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge

3. Branchburg Police Department
590 Old York Road at Route 202 North, Branchburg

4. Franklin Township Police Department
495 Demott Lane, Somerset

5. Hillsborough Police Department
379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough

6. North Plainfield Police Department
263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield

This will help reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults while also protecting the environment from the improper disposal of these drugs. Properly disposing unwanted drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public health and safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.

Discarded items are processed as “abandoned property” and safely incinerated. They can be dropped off free with no questions asked and no forms to fill out. Please, do not bring liquid medication or needles.