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    Please Note: All Safe Medicine products have a 1-2 week handling time before being shipped out. All other items in your order will be shipped within our normal handling time of 2-5 days. To request expedited handling please contact Lakota Holman, Senior Program Manager – ANTHC Behavioral Health Department.

    Each bucket contain non-toxic chemicals that safely dissolve prescription pills and patches, allowing for safe disposal. These buckets can help keep medications out of the wrong hands, reduce illegal drug use, and help protect our environment from the damage caused by medications in landfills.

    ANTHC has 3.5 gallon buckets and 5 gallon buckets. Capacity for each of these items for deactivation is listed in the chart below. 

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    Learn more about the Deterra Deactivation System at their website.

    For information about hosting a Safe Medicine Event, safe medicine presentation requests, or questions about safe medicine disposal products, please contact the ANTHC's Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative via email:

    View all sizes of the medication deactivation buckets available for ordering:
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