Brick Township joins the ranks of Ocean County communities with Project Medicine Drop boxes. Residents can drop unused or outdated prescription drugs in a box that was recently installed at police headquarters located in the Brick Township Municipal building on Chambersbridge Road 24/7.

Dropping medicine's off in these secure boxes can be done anonymously and with no questions asked 365 days a year, according to department's press release.

"Project Medicine Drop is a natural addition to our commitment to help improve the public safety and quality of life in Brick Township," said Chief Nils Bergquist in a written statement. "It will encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential for abuse presented by otherwise beneficial medications."

The program also helps to protect the environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply.

"To have a place to safely and responsibly discard prescription medications is a valuable asset to the community," said Brick Mayor John Ducey. "I commend Chief Bergquist and the Brick Township Police Department for participating in this program and providing this resource to the people of Brick Township."

Project Medicine Drop is aimed at curtailing prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction. Brick's medicine drop box becomes the tenth in Ocean County. Drop boxes are also located in Barnegat, Berkeley, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester, Ocean Township, Seaside Heights, Stafford and Toms River. Get a statewide list at