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Collection program destroys 1,247.5 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs in 2022

Since the start of the program in 2012, over five tons of prescription drugs have been collected and properly disposed of throughout Otter Tail County.

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PERHAM — The "Take it to the Box" prescription drug collection program collected over 1,247.5 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from across Otter Tail County in 2022. Since the start of the program in 2012, over five tons of prescription drugs have been collected and properly disposed of throughout Otter Tail County.

If you would like to drop off any unwanted or outdated pharmaceutical prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines including liquids, or veterinarian medications, you can drop them off anonymously during normal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

  • Sheriff's Office, Fergus Falls Court House
  • Pelican Rapids City Hall
  • Perham Police Department
  • Parkers Prairie City Hall
  • New York Mills Police Department
  • Sheriff's Operation Center
  • Battle Lake Police Department
  • Henning Police Department

This 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.
No syringes, needles or sharps are accepted at these locations. For any questions about this program, contact Otter Tail County Detective Dion Bredman at 218-367-6311.

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