Firearms & Ammunition Collection

The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD), 409 Park Lane, offers a 24-hours-a-day collection program, where residents can properly dispose of unwanted firearms (long gun or handgun) and ammunition.


Firearm & Ammunition Disposal Program


The ELPD accepts any unwanted firearms (long gun or handgun) or ammunition at the ELPD desk 24 hours a day. Please specify if you want the firearm to be destroyed or if it can be converted to police department use. For any questions, please contact Quartermaster Dan Verhougstraete via phone at (517) 319-6838 or via email.

Controlled Medication Disposal Program - Discontinued


The East Lansing Police Department no longer accepts prescription medications and controlled substances; however, there are several locations around the area that do accept them.

The nearest locations that accept prescription medicines are:

MSU Olin Health Center
East Circle Dr.
517-253-9165

Central Pharmacy
3340 Lake Lansing Road
517-580-4216

MSU Clinical Center
804 Service Road
517-353-4930

Central Pharmacy
1641 Haslett Road
517-339-0300

The nearest locations that accept controlled substances are:

MSU Police Department
1120 Red Cedar Road

Meridian Township Police Department
5151 March Road

Bath Township Police Department
14480 Webster Road

Additional information and locations can be found at www.takebackmeds.org.