Morrison County offers free prescription drug disposal pouches

Morrison County offers free prescription drug disposal pouches

July 20, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is on a mission to prevent drug abuse and misuse while  also protecting the environment by offering a free, permanent disposal option for unused  prescription and over the counter medications. 

Unfortunately, many collect leftover prescription medications in the hopes that they could be  used in the future. In the case of prescription medication, this is never a good idea. The  availability of these drugs in homes can lead to accidental poisonings and potential misuse by  others. The improper disposal of prescription drugs, by flushing them into the sewer or putting  them into a septic system, could affect the quality of drinking water and the environment. 

Properly disposing of unused medications is important to protect both the community and the  environment. With disposal kits available to the public at no cost, it’s simple. Community  members need only to open the Deterra disposal pouch, add the medication, fill it with warm  water, then seal and shake. The disposable pouch can then be thrown away with regular garbage. The pouch is designed to deactivate prescription drugs, pills, patches, liquids, creams and films,  and renders them inert, preventing misuse and harm to the environment. 

To get a free drug disposal pouch, visit the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, Little Falls Police  Department, Pierz Police Department, Royalton Police Department or Motley Police  

Department. 

Help keep families and the environment safe by picking up a free prescription drug disposal  pouch today. For additional information on this free service, contact the Morrison County  Sheriff’s Office at 320-632-9233, or stop by any of the partnering agencies.