Controlled Substances Disposal

Transfer Documentation Procedures

All registrants transferring controlled substances must complete a Controlled Substance Disposal Form.

  1. Complete one form for each collection of controlled substance containers to be transferred.
  2. Include the DEA Registrant number on the form. Note: If you do not have a DEA Registrant number, indicate "unknown" or "abandoned" on the form instead.
  3. Email one copy of the completed form to DEHS at hazwaste@umn.edu and include the following information to facilitate the transfer: 
    • your name,
    • department,
    • phone number, and
    • location (building and room number)

DEHS will contact you to schedule the transfer. 

Disposal of Excess Controlled Substances in Syringes

Researchers who have excess controlled substances in syringes after a research procedure are required to collect the excess in a slurry bottle and document the contents of the slurry bottle on a Controlled Substance Disposal Form. Use the same procedure as above to initiate collection. Do not use a syringe to remove the unused contents of a vial and collect in a slurry bottle. The unused substance in a vial should be transferred using the procedure described in the previous section.

If you have questions please contact DEHS at 612-626-1604 or hazwaste@umn.edu.