Partnership Carson City continues to provide a way for people to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at home.
The DeTerra drug disposal kit has a container that allows a person to deposit unwanted pills or liquid, then add water. The absorption packet solidifies the drugs and makes them unusable, then the item can be thrown in the trash.
The packet comes in three sizes, with the largest able to dispose of 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid or 12 patches.
“We have a few hundred,” said Partnership Carson City’s Samantha Szoyka of the kits. “We offer them free to everyone.”
People can have as many kits as needed to dispose of medications safely.
It’s an easy way to get rid of medication, said Hannah McDonald, executive director of Partnership Carson City.
Flushing medications down the toilet is not a viable option.
“There are certain substances that are difficult or even impossible to remove from our water system,” McDonald said. “Putting medication down the drain makes it much more costly to provide our community with safe and clean drinking water.”
Drug disposal kits are available at the Partnership Carson City office, 1925 N. Carson St., in the Frontier Plaza.
Drugs can also be dropped off for disposal at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St. Learn more here.
For more information, call Partnership Carson City at (775) 841-4730.