Medication Disposal Bags

You can help prevent prescription drug misuse and accidental poisonings by safeguarding your home and properly disposing of your unused or expired medications with an easy-to-use Deterra Medication Disposal Bag that you can use at home!

Deterra Medication Disposal Bags are a safe and environmentally friendly solution to the proper disposal of medications. One bag can safely deactivate 45 pills, 6 patches, or 6 oz. of liquid. Although Missoula has four conveniently located community medication drop-boxes, they might not always be easy to get to in a timely manner.


In October of 2017, the Chemical Dependency Bureau of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services worked alongside the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) for State Prevention Programs to purchase 100,000 Deterra medication disposal bags to disperse across Montana. The Missoula Forum for Children and Youth gave away thousands of bags to various agencies in Missoula County and are now available in several locations for free.


If you are interested in obtaining a bag for free contact Leah Fitch to see where to get one. But hurry, supplies are limited!

If you are interested in purchasing these bags, they are available at