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Gone for Good Campaign Extended Through May 15

We’ve exceeded our giveaway goal for the April Gone for Good® at-home medication disposal campaign, but you still have time to join in! We’re extending the campaign through National Prevention Week (May 9-15) to give even more households access to safe drug deactivation and disposal. Join SAFE Project and Athletico in supporting National Prevention Week by requesting your free Deterra Pouch by May 15.

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CEO Jason Sundby on the Impact Podcast

Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc. CEO Jason Sundby discusses how Deterra is helping solve the problem of safe medication disposal on the latest episode of the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian.

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New Grant Guide Now Available

We’ve put together a free guide to help you find and use grant opportunities to support your prevention efforts with evidence-based solutions like Deterra. Download Grant Guide: How to Secure Funds for At-Home Medication Deactivation & Disposal to get valuable tips on grant writing now.

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Case Study: Twin Cities Orthopedics

Learn how one of the nation’s largest orthopedic physician groups is addressing the opioid epidemic and increasing the safe disposal habits of patients with Deterra.

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We’re Hiring! Join the Deterra Team

We’re looking for people who are passionate about science-backed solutions to reduce drug misuse and protect the environment. Interested in joining the team? Visit our careers page to learn more and apply for open positions.

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New Blog: Prevention in Rural Communities

Rural communities face unique challenges in combatting drug misuse, from lack of prevention and treatment resources to the stigma surrounding Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Learn how the Minnesota Farm Bureau is meeting the needs of farm families in this blog post from Ruth Linkenmeyer Meirick, Director of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation.

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Deterra is the Solution for Safe Medication Disposal

Deterra is on a mission to prevent drug abuse 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 abuse costs employers time and money in lost productivity and increased medical & insurance costs. Protect employees from the risk of drug abuse 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 healthcare facilities prevent misuse and diversion, while being 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 abuse 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.

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 has brought me peace of mind that my medications are now safely inactivated and disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. This option should be free and widely available at any pharmacy or by mail. In fact, they should come with every opioid prescription!

What is Deterra?

We created Deterra to reduce the risk of abuse, 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.