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With the opioid epidemic growing, properly disposing of unused and expired medications is important. All four offices in the River Valley Extension District have medication disposal bags available for free to the public. The medication disposal bags can hold 15 pills, 2 ounce of liquid, or 2 patches. The disposal is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

  1. Open the pouch and place unused medication inside.
  2. Fill the pouch halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds.
  3. Seal the pouch tightly, gently shake, and dispose of the pouch in the trash.

Help stop the opioid epidemic and dispose of your unused and expired medications today. Stop by a River Valley Extension District office to start cleaning out your medicine cabinet.

To learn more about how the Deterra bags work, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkQ4RlOVZ24&feature=youtu.be

To learn more about the Opioid Epidemic, check out this publication.

Sonia Cooper

Sonia Cooper

District Agent - Foods, Nutrition & Health

Washington Office
214 C Street - Courthouse
Washington, KS  66968
Phone:  785-325-2121
Fax:  785-325-2830
srcooper@ksu.edu