Deterra Pick-up Day for Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

Partnership Carson City, inspiring a healthy community by building strong families and successful youth, wants to provide you with the education and tools to dispose of your unused drugs in a way that won’t harm the planet or other people.

Deterra bags as well as prescription and medication lock boxes are available for pick-up on Saturday, June 20 from 8-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. in front of the Partnership offices, 1925 N. Carson St.

“Deterra bags are a better way to dispose of drugs including expired or unused medication, or drugs — pills, liquids or patches, heroin, cocaine or meth, but not needles,” said Hannah McDonald, executive director of Partnership. “This is a great product that keeps drugs out of the wrong hands and protects our ecosystem.”

Deterra bags are a drug disposal method that uses a small bag and water to effectively dispose of harmful drugs. Once water has been added and it’s properly sealed it can be thrown into the trash.

Learn more about proper drug disposal and the benefits of using a Deterra bag during PCC’s Healthy Tuesday’s Zoom webinar, June 23 at 3 p.m. The training session is led by Cruz Bulmer, community prevention coordinator for Partnership.

For more information about the drug collection date or the online training, visit pcccarson.org or call 775-841-4730.

–INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE MEETING–

To join the online Zoom meeting, CLICK HERE. Or read below for more information.

Zoom is a web-based online meeting platform that offers flexibility for you to call you’re your computer or phone or both.

Please follow these steps to join the meeting.

STEP 1:

Click the URL website link provided to connect to the meeting.

Here it is again:  https://zoom.us/j/405727898

You may need to download the Zoom software — easier than it sounds; you’ll be prompted with instructions to follow. It’s recommended you test your system by clicking on the link in advance of the meeting to ensure your system is up-to-date.

STEP 2:

You’ll be asked if you’re joining by computer audio or phone. Most likely you will need to join by phone (it’s listed on the top of the box), unless your computer has audio or you are using a tablet (like an iPad).

  • If you click computer, it will give you instructions to test your speakers.
  • If you select phone, the phone number option and meeting ID will appear on your screen. Just dial the number and when prompted, enter the meeting ID and follow the prompts.

There are several numbers provided and are designed to serve as a back-up, but each will connect to the same meeting (they are offered due to high call volumes).

STEP 3:

If you’re joining before the meeting starts, you’ll see the main screen.

STEP 4:

We recommend that if needed, you turn off the video of yourself and mute yourself unless conversation or interaction is desired.

2020-06-30T09:59:37-07:00June 11th, 2020|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|
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