How-Tos

Dispose of Controlled Substances

Disposing of Drug Cocktails

If you obtained your controlled substances used to make your cocktail from either the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) or Danforth Animal Facility (DAF), please return the unused portion for proper disposal by the earliest expiration date of the associated drugs.

Disposing of Unwanted, Contaminated, or Expired Controlled Substances

If you obtained the controlled substances from Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) or Danforth Animal Facility (DAF), return the controlled substances to them for proper disposal.

If you obtained the controlled substances under an individual registration, please contact Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for assistance in determining proper disposal procedures, which will include working with an authorized reverse distributor. DO NOT submit a “Hazardous Waste Disposal” request for pick-up as you would for hazardous chemical waste as EH&S is not authorized to remove controlled substances. DO NOT return to the DCM or DAF stockroom. Please note that there are additional costs for working with a reverse distributor that will be the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI). These costs are allowable on the sponsored fund under which the controlled substance work is being conducted.

For disposal of controlled substances purchased under an individual researcher’s BNDD/DEA license, or orphaned material (found material not associated with any licensed researcher or associated with any past or present animal research), contact Environmental Health and Safety at 314.362.6816, ehs@wustl.edu.

 

For the full procedure on the disposal of controlled substances, see the Controlled Substances Procedures.