The Princeton Police Department would like to thank those who participated in the second drug take back day on Saturday, October 28th.
Within the four hours on take back day, we took in approximately 22 lbs of household pharmaceutical waste, beating last years by 12 lbs!
In 2017, we have collected and destroyed approximately 540 lbs of household pharmaceutical waste!
The pharmaceutical waste box is available during regular business hours in the Princeton Police Department lobby (Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm).
We will take over the counter, prescription, and pet medications.
We will not take sharps/needles (with the exception of UNUSED epi-pens), or inhalers (we have the unused items incinerated and these explode in the incinerator).
Prior to bringing your medications to the drop box, it would be helpful if you would take the pills out of the bottles and place them in a ziploc baggie. This helps us save space and weight when storing these before destruction. Liquids and powders can stay in their original container.
Please do not place garbage, thermometers, empty prescription containers, lotions (other than prescription), shampoos, etc. in the drop box.
If you have questions about what can and cannot be disposed of, please contact Officer Josephes.
Thank you for helping to keep the City of Princeton a safe community for all!