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Request your free Deterra Pouch to safely destroy unwanted medication

Free Drug Disposal Pouch

Community Impact North Carolina is providing the Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System FREE of charge to North Carolinians while supplies last!

Request a free Deterra Pouch and it will be mailed directly to your door (while supplies last). In three simple steps, the plant-based pouch permanently destroys unwanted medications, preventing misuse and ensuring unused medications do not get into our landfills and waterways.

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Safely Secure and Dispose of Medication

Prevent your children, family and friends from having access to your medications. Request a FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouch by filling out the form below.

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Sign up to get a free Deterra Pouch to help you safely deactivate and dispose of unused medication at home.

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Funded in whole or in part by the North Carolina Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Use Services from SAMHSA’s State Opioid Response grant #5H79TI085757
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Prevention is about more than dispensing less; it’s about properly removing the excess supply of medications. Without doing so, medications can be stolen, abused or leaked into our ecosystem, contaminating our soil and water.

Deterra is the only independently tested, safe and environmentally sound solution for the permanent destruction of opioids, prescription and over the counter medications. Our solution doesn’t just mask medications in a gel or liquid. The patented approach is scientifically proven to completely destroy pills, patches, liquids, creams and films. Get a full tutorial on how to use our products.

How Deterra Works

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Tear open pouch – do not remove inner pod(s). Place unused medications inside.

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Fill pouch halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds for air to release. Some foaming may occur.

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Seal pouch tightly, gently shake and dispose of normal household trash.

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Safe for Everyone. Safe for the Environment.

In addition to preventing substance misuse, proper medication disposal benefits our environment.

Improperly disposed of medications are ending up in landfills and surface water, where these still-potent medications can harm the environment and contaminate our water supply.

Deterra’s plant-based pouches help prevent medications from seeping into our land and water systems, making the world safer for everyone.

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Deterra is Your At-home Essential for Med Disposal

Need more Deterra Pouches for your home or place of work? Shop online for packs of three in various sizes.

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