Deterra Wins 2024 SEAL Award

The Deterra Household Mailing Campaign is recognized by 2024 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards.

Deterra Wins Stevie Award

Deterra wins a Silver Stevie Award in the category “Products in the Area of Sustainability & Climate Protection.”

New Household Mailing Campaign

A Household Mailing Campaign with the NEW Deterra Direct Mail Pouch gets resources directly to those who need them.

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Deterra is the Solution for Safe Medication Disposal

Deterra is on a mission to prevent drug misuse and protect our environment through safe, permanent disposal of unused prescription and over the counter medications. The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is the only product that is independently tested and scientifically proven to destroy drugs for good. Our patented, easy-to-use drug disposal system can be used at home or in a clinical setting to safely destroy unused or expired medications, making them unavailable for misuse and safe for disposal in the normal trash.

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Employee substance use costs employers time and money in lost productivity and increased medical & insurance costs. Protect employees from the risk of drug misuse with a proven prevention solution and save your business money.

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Healthcare professionals are at the forefront of the fight against prescription drug misuse. Deterra’s drug disposal products help patients and providers prevent misuse and diversion. Deterra is compliant with many drug disposal laws.

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Leftover prescription drugs fuel the US opioid crisis in our communities. Deterra is a proven, cost-effective prevention product used by law enforcement and government agencies nationwide to help keep unused medications out of the wrong hands and prevent addiction before it starts.

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Unused prescription drugs pose a risk of misuse and accidental poisoning, but improper disposal can harm the environment and contaminate our water supply. Deterra Pouches are a convenient, environmentally sound option for proper drug disposal right at home.

What is the drug misuse crisis costing you?

A Household Mailing Campaign with the NEW Deterra Direct Mail Pouch can help reduce the costs of drug misuse and save lives. Get a free custom assessment to see the ROI of a Deterra Household Mailing Campaign.

Deterra Destroys Unused Medication in 3 Easy Steps 

The patented Deterra® System deactivates prescription drugs, pills, patches, liquids, creams and films. Deterra renders them inert, unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment. In a simple 3-step process, a user deactivates the drugs by putting them in a Deterra pouch or container, adding water, shaking and throwing it away. It’s truly that simple.

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Place Medication in Pouch

Open pouch and place unused medications inside.

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Fill Halfway with Water

Fill halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds. Foaming may occur.

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Seal, Shake & Dispose in Trash

Seal tightly, gently shake and dispose of in normal trash.


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Deterra Testimonials

My family loves these! It’s a safe way to get rid of your prescription meds. I recently cleaned up our medicine cabinet and wanted to dispose of bad or outdated meds. These worked great.

A. Haglund

Deterra User
It’s satisfying to know that OTC and prescription meds can be safely disposed of without them getting into landfills and our waterways.


Deterra User
I appreciate you sending me these pouches. They are amazing, and I have recommended them to many of my friends and colleagues in the OR.

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Nice product to discard old medications safely. Easy to follow instructions and you know they are dissolved and safe to put into the garbage.

Brenda M.

Deterra User
I was very satisfied with the easy to follow instructions. I disposed 90 pills of the same medication , and I was surprised that it worked perfectly.

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What is Deterra?

We created Deterra to reduce the risk of misuse and accidental ingestion of leftover medication, especially prescription opioids. Learn more about our solution to safe drug disposal.

How Does Deterra Work?

Deterra Pouches can rid any home of dangerous, leftover drugs in minutes. See how easy it is to deactivate and dispose of pills, patches, liquids, creams and films in three simple steps.

Patented Drug Deactivation Technology

The Deterra System is powered by proprietary activated carbon, which permanently deactivates prescription and over the counter drugs. Developed under federal contract awarded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), our patented technology is independently lab-tested and scientifically proven to deactivate drugs, rendering them unavailable for misuse and safe for disposal.