How do I dispose of controlled substances?

To request pick up of the unwanted controlled substances complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the client information form.
  2. Complete the return forms for controlled substances. Include all required information.
    • Schedule II (PDF)
    • Schedule III-V (PDF)

    Do not sign the return forms. Forms must be signed at the time of EH&S pick-up to document the chain of custody and transfer of compound's ownership from the lab to EH&S.

  3. Send the completed forms to
  4. EH&S Hazardous Materials Management Team will then contact the requestor to schedule the pick-up time.
  5. Disposal documents, signed and dated at the EH&S pick-up, must be kept together with the controlled substances log books.