Mansfield Police Department

Permanent Prescription Drug Collection Box Installed – 10/29/13

In cooperation with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, the Mansfield Township Police Department is now a participating agency in the Project Medicine Drop program. This initiative is an important component in the collaborative effort to stop the abuse of prescription drugs. The community can conveniently dispose of unused and expired medications at any time by depositing them in the collection box located in the police station, 190-A Atlantic Avenue, Columbus.

Information About The Types Of Medication You Can Dispose Of In The Box?

    • For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop boxes can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects.


    • The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. Consumers wishing to dispose of these objects should speak with their doctors or pharmacists to find the safest and best ways to dispose of them.


    • It should also be noted that consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications. Anyone wishing to dispose of any illicit drug, should follow the normal procedure of reporting it to the police.