Project Medicine Drop Box:
The Fair Lawn Police Department, the Fair Lawn Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Fair Lawn Health Department have worked together to bring Project Medicine Drop to the residents of Fair Lawn. Project Medicine Drop, overseen by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, allows residents to bring their household medications, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to Fair Lawn Borough Hall, 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, and drop off unused and expired medications into a securely monitored drop-box that can be found on the main floor, just inside the Municipal Building at the Parmelee Avenue entrance. By disposing of unneeded medications, it allows for the proper destruction of those medications so that those same medications do not end up in the hands of people whom they are not prescribed or meant for.
The Following Are Accepted In The Project Medicine Drop Box:
- pet medications (medication can be dropped in their packaging)
- solidified liquids (see resources below)
The Following Is NOT Accepted:
- needles & syringes
For residents in need of a convenient solution to dispose of medications at home, we provide medicine disposal bags in the Health Department's Room 109. Additionally, our Health Department offers DisposeRX, a specialized powder designed to solidify liquid medications, facilitating safe and responsible disposal.
Further Information On:
- Project Medicine Drop can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop or by calling 800-242-5846.
- Fair Lawn’s Project Medicine Drop Box can be made by contacting Sgt. Eric Eleshewich at 201-564-6143 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- the National Program upon which New Jersey's program is based, please visit https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/