The initiative that started seven years ago between the Moorhead Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to partner with local businesses to provide a free one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Program proved to be a success once again. Moorhead collections from Saturday, April 29 weighed over 153 pounds. A total of 2,853 pounds of prescription medications were voluntarily turned in to be properly destroyed.
283 pounds were collected in 2010 and 768 pounds in 2016.
In the front lobby of the Moorhead Law Enforcement Center (915 9th Ave. N.), a medicine drop box for FREE disposal will continue to be available for Moorhead residents. Incineration is much safer than other common disposal methods such as flushing medicines down the toilet into the water table or putting in garbage landfills. There is no fee for this service and it is completely anonymous for everyone.