Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags
Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs
If you cannot reach a prescription drug disposal site, don’t worry. We are happy to ship a prescription drug disposal bag to you at no cost. Deterra bags are an effective way to safely dispose of drugs like prescription painkillers found in your home. By using a Deterra bag, it keeps medicines out of your cabinets and out of the local water sources and landfills. The bags use a patented neutralizer that deactivates pills, liquids and patches. The Erie County Health Department is offering free drug deactivating bags as an effort to discourage opiate abuse and to offer an environmentally safe way to dispose of unused or old medications. Fill out the form below to receive your Deterra bag in the mail.
How to Use Deterra Bags
Order your free Deterra Drug Disposal Bag from the Erie County Health Department
Clean out your medicine cabinet of unused or unwanted medications (over the counter as well as prescription).
A Deterra bag will hold 45 pills -OR- 6 fluid ounces -OR- 6 patches. Place appropriate amount in bag.
Fill half of the bag with warm water.
Wait 30 seconds and seal bag. Shake mildly.
Dispose of bag in trash.