Unwanted Medications

Take it to the Box

Tossing or flushing old medications can pollute water and harm fish or wildlife. Otter Tail County residents have a safe, anonymous and free disposal option that minimizes risks to health and safety – Take it to the Box! Old or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications can be safely disposed of at a Take it to the Box drop box location.

These secure drop boxes are located at various law enforcement centers throughout the county. The boxes are accessible during regular business hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm, M-F, unless posted otherwise.


    • Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office – 417 Court Street South – Fergus Falls
    • Government Building – 118 N. Main Street – New York Mills
    • Perham Police Department – 525 W. Main Street – Perham
    • Parkers Prairie Police Department – 102 N. Otter Avenue – Parkers Prairie
    • Ottertail Operations Center – 469 Main Street W. – Ottertail
    • Pelican Rapids Police Department – 315 N. Broadway – Pelican Rapids
    • Battle Lake Police Department – 108 E. Main – Battle Lake
    • Henning Police Department – 607 2nd Street – Henning


The program is 100% anonymous, no questions asked. Please follow these basic instructions:

  • Leave medication in the original container
  • Black out or remove your personal information from the label
  • Leave the name of the medication on the container
  • Drop the medication into the disposal box opening
  • Absolutely no syringes, needles, or sharps accepted
  • No mercury devices, household chemicals, or biohazardous waste

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