Stericycle’s CsRx® Controlled Substance Disposal Service is designed to safely and compliantly prevent diversion when disposing of controlled substance waste.
The DEA strongly encourages all practitioners to adhere to security controls and procedures that assure pharmaceutical wastage is not diverted.
Our service supports your organization’s diversion prevention efforts. Although additional measures throughout your facility are recommended, CsRx is a solution for safely disposing of controlled substance wastage immediately after patient administration, to mitigate drug diversion and protect the environment.*
The Program Includes:
*Only non-controlled drugs and schedule II, III, IV and V controlled substances can be accepted in CsRx containers. CsRx Service is for controlled substances that have been dispensed to a patient at the registrant's location and need to be wasted at that location. CsRx is for controlled substance wastage only. It is not for the disposal of controlled substances brought in by patients or items that would be considered part of a facility’s inventory.
Unlike other products on the market, CsRx offers the perfect combination of safety, protection, and value. There’s no cumbersome equipment required or electrical or plumbing needed. And the material is disposed of via incineration to mitigate risks of pharmaceutical contamination of our waterways.
Water is added to the container
Container is available for the disposal of controlled substance wastage.
Solidifying agent is added and cap is secured.
CSRx container is prepared for shipment.
CSRx container is replaced with new activated container
Stericycle continually makes significant investments to bring our customers innovative, sustainable services and first-to-market products.
Our CsRx® Controlled Substance Wastage Containers now feature an improved design equipped with:
*Stericycle data, 2023
We manage all healthcare regulated waste streams including secure information destruction with expertise in related compliance training and sustainability consulting. Our network of localized team members across the country maintain a 97% on-time pickup rate.1
We reduce your risk through full chain of custody and proprietary, real-time tracking systems in addition to compliance experts to keep you informed of federal, provincial, and local regulatory developments.
In 2022, our eco-conscious products and sustainability guidance allowed our customers to recycle 1 billion pounds of paper, safely dispose of 38 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste; and avoid greenhouse gas emissions while diverting 101 million pounds of sharps waste plastic from landfills.2
1. Source: Stericycle data, 2022
2. Source: Stericycle data, 2022