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379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

How to Dispose of Medical Waste


  • Pills, patches, inhalers, and other solid medicine: Drop them off in the Project Medicine Drop box located in the Police Department at the Hillsborough Municipal Building. Black out your personal information on the label to protect your privacy.
  • Liquids: Put them into a zipper storage bag or sealable container, and mix with used coffee grounds, kitty litter, or dirt. Throw the sealed container in the regular trash.
  • Do not flush medicine down the toilet.

Used Needles:

  • Needles and other sharps can be put into a sealable container after use. If you don’t have a special sharps container, you can use an empty laundry detergent bottle or similar strong plastic container. Label it with “SHARPS - DO NOT RECYCLE.”
  • When the container is ¾ full, seal the lid with duct tape.
  • Dispose of the container by:
    • Putting in your regular trash, or 
    • Bringing it to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville). Come to the main hospital lobby Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm, and let the receptionist know that you have sharps for disposal.
  • Do not throw used sharps into the trash, recycling, or toilet.