Strongsville Offering New Way To Safely Dispose Of Medications

“The Fire Department said it wants to make it easier to get rid of unneeded medication and make it easier to do so responsibly and safely. To that end, the city partnered with Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative to acquire 400 DETERRA kits.”

STRONGSVILLE, OH — The Strongsville Fire Department is now offering residents DETERRA kits — pouches that can be used to safely dispose of prescription medication.

The Fire Department said it wants to make it easier to get rid of unneeded medication, and make it easier to do so responsibly and safely. To that end, the city partnered with Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative to acquire 400 DETERRA kits.

“Just put the drugs in the pouch, add water, seal, and you can throw it away in your regular trash. The pouches deactivate the drugs so they won’t pollute landfills or waterways,” the city said on social media.

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