DEA extends the comment period for alternatives to destruction of controlled substances.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Search for Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations

Missed the RX Take Back Day? Search for a year round disposal location near you.

EPA - Pharmaceutical Waste in US Healthcare Facilities

A 10-Step Blueprint for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste in US Healthcare Facilities (PDF)

Final Rule: Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine (PDF) (February 22, 2019)

Home Disposal Methods

DEA - Vaping and Marijuana Concentrates: What is Vaping?

EPA - How to Dispose of Medicines Properly

EPA - Disposal of Medical Sharps/Needles

FDA - Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

FDA - Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

DEA Registrant Drug Disposal

Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations; PART 1317 — DISPOSAL

Disposal of Controlled Substances; Final Rule (PDF) (September 9, 2014)

Registration for Disposal of Controlled Substances

  • Modify eligible DEA registration to collect pharmaceutical controlled substances from ultimate users (e.g., patients)
  • Modify DEA registration to stop being a collector
  • Modify existing collector registration information

Drug Disposal - Rulemaking

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Controlled Substance Destruction Alternatives to Incineration - Extension of Comment Period (PDF) (December 20, 2023)

Secure & Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (PDF)

Public Meeting on Drug Disposal

Disposal of Controlled Substances by Persons Not Registered With the Drug Enforcement Administration; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF) (January 21, 2009)

Comments on this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Disposal of Controlled Substances; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF) (December 21, 2012)

Comments on this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking