Disposal

Controlled substances that are expired, excess, and unwanted must be disposed of according to DEA regulations and UHS guidelines.

Researches who have excess controlled substances in syringes after a research procedure are required to collect excess in a slurry bottle and document the contents of the slurry bottle on a Controlled Substance Disposal Form. UHS provides slurry bottles in several sizes upon request to hazwaste@umn.edu.

Schedule I and II controlled substances should be place in a separate slurry bottle from those in Schedule III-V.

Controlled substances in their original container which need to be disposed of should remain in the original container with the volume recorded on the Controlled Substance Disposal Form.

Links:
Disposal of Expired, Excess, and Unwanted Controlled Substances
Controlled Substances Disposal Form