Disposing of unwanted prescription drugs doesn’t have to be difficult as the “Take it to the Box” program allows citizens to turn in unwanted medication.

In 2019, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 1,357 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from across the county.

Since the start of the collection program in 2012, over 6,950 pounds of prescription drugs have been collected and properly disposed of just throughout Otter Tail County.

Residents can drop off any unwanted or outdated pharmaceutical prescriptions, over-the counter medicines including liquids, or veterinarian medications, anonymously during normal business hours at any of these locations:


• Sheriff’s Office, Fergus Falls Court House, 417 South Court St., Fergus Falls.

• Pelican Rapids City Hall, 315 N. Broadway, Pelican Rapids.

• Perham Police Department, 525 W. Main St., Perham.

• Parkers Prairie City Hall, 102 N. Otter Ave., Parkers Prairie.

• Otter Tail County’s building in New York Mills,118 N. Main St., New York Mills. 

• Sheriff’s Operation Center, 469 Main Street W., Ottertail.

• Battle Lake Police Department, 108 E. Main St., Battle Lake.

• Henning Police Department, 607 Second St., Henning.


The program is a partnership through the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Otter Tail County Public Health, Otter Tail County Solid Waste, and local area police departments. This is a free service offered to the public so you can dispose of these unwanted drugs properly, keeping them out of the water supply, and off the streets. No syringes, needles or sharps are accepted at these locations.

Any questions about this program can be directed to Otter Tail County detective, Dion Bredman at 218-367-6311.




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