Grand Forks Police Department
122 S. 5th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 701-787-8000
Business hours: M-F, 8 to 5 pm
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701-780-8253 (FAX)

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    Prescription Drug Disposal



    What do I do with unused prescription drugs?
    The best disposal method is to drop off unused prescription drugs at the local Police Department (122 S. 5th St.), this can be done anytime of the day. If the main office is locked, please use the red phone on the exterior of the building to explain to the personnel what you would like to do. There is a drop box located by the 5th Street entrance. The State of North Dakota created a Take Back Program where citizens have a safe and simple method to dispose of unused prescription drugs, to learn more log on to http://www.ag.state.nd.us/ This prescription drug drop box is maintained by the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department. Any question please call 701-780-8280.

    Another option is to bring Unused and expired medications to pharmacies across North Dakota that are participants of TakeAway, North Dakota’s medication disposal program. To learn more about what medications can be disposed of through TakeAway and to find a participating pharmacy near you, visit www.sharpsinc.com/locator .

    If you need to dispose of unused prescription drugs and can not bring them to the local Police Department or an area pharmacy, please do not flush them down the toilet. If you decide to dispose of them yourself, please remove the labels from the bottles and throw away the unused or expired medications separately from the labels. It is best to crush or destroy the medication before throwing it away.