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Disposal Solutions for Controlled Substances and other Pharmaceuticals

As the leader in pharmaceutical waste management, Stericycle provides eco-conscious solutions that reduce drug diversion.

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25 Years' Experience Years’
Experience [1]
1.7B Medical Waste Properly Managed Medical Waste
Properly Managed [2]
70M Pharmaceutical Waste Safely Disposed Pharmaceutical Waste
Safely Disposed [3]
99.5% Percent On-Time Service Percent On-Time
Service [4]
1M in Commercial Liability Protection in Commercial
Liability Protection [5]

Our Expertise Helps Your Organization Take a Lead in Your Community, Address the Opioid Epidemic and Mitigate Pharmaceutical Contamination of the Environment.

Disposal of controlled substances needs to be done safely and securely to reduce the risks drug diversion poses to your organization, staff and overall community. Our extensive expertise offers solutions that help you comply with local, state, and federal regulations as well as industry guidance and professional association standards. Stericycle offers several programs to help prevent diversion of controlled substances and prevent pharmaceutical waste from entering the environment, affecting wildlife and waterways.


CsRx Controlled Substance Wastage Containers

Our Controlled Substance Waste Service features the innovative CsRx® container that secures controlled substance waste. It is an industry-leading solution to support drug diversion programs in hospitals, non-acute care facilities, and medical practices that generate controlled substance wastage.


Drug Take Back Solutions

Stericycle’s Seal&Send℠ drug take back envelopes provide consumers a way to safely and easily dispose of their unused medication. Healthcare and municipal organizations, as well as other businesses, can provide Seal&Send envelopes for consumers to mail back unused prescription medication for safe and compliant destruction. The envelopes mitigate pharmaceutical waste from entering landfills and waterways and prevent drug diversion within their community.

Medication Disposal Kiosks:  A safe and convenient solution for consumers to dispose of unused medications. Our award-winning collection kiosks located in DEA registered pharmacies, hospitals, retailers and law enforcement agencies allow for secure and sustainable disposal.

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Prevent Drug Diversion in Your Healthcare Facility With CsRx Controlled Substance Waste Service Edit

Drug diversion in a healthcare setting can happen quickly and is often difficult to detect. Prime contributors to risk include unsecured sharps containers and waste receptacles. Let Stericycle’s CsRx Controlled Substance Waste Service help your organization reduce the risk of drug diversion and keep your patients and employees safe.

Stericycle Offers a Variety of Solutions for Waste Services, including:

Biohazardous Waste

Stericycle is a leader in providing waste transportation and disposal solutions for specialized and regulated waste streams.

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Integrated Waste Stream Solutions for Hospitals

Take the complexity and risk out of handling multiple waste streams in hospitals and major medical facilities with our integrated waste stream solutions.

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1) Founded in 1989. 2) Based on 2016 data. 3) Based on 2016 data, this includes RCRA and non-RCRA pharmaceutical waste. 4) Based on missed stops report for medical waste YTD through August 2017. 5) Based on June 2016 Commercial General Liability policy with a limit of $1M each occurrence.