More than 2,000 bags of expired medication have been safely disposed of in the South Glens Falls area, thanks to Deterra pouches. The Prevention Council received a grant to begin distributing the bags for free in the village. Over the past two years, people have picked up 2,500 bags.
“The community has benefited from the program by eliminating the potential for abuse and by protecting our landfills and water sources,” said South Glens Falls Police Chief Kevin Judd.
More than 2,000 bags of expired medication have been safely disposed of in the South Glens Falls area, thanks to a new piece of technology.
It’s a bag with carbon in it, called the Deterra drug deactivation pouch.
People fill it with unused or expired medication, including pills, liquids and patches. They add warm water, close it, and shake it to dissolve the carbon. The carbon, along with a proprietary absorption technology, destroys the medication and the person can toss it in the trash without worrying that it will contaminate the environment.