Frequently Asked Questions

What are some compliance requirements for disposal and destruction of controlled substances?

The US Drug Enforcement Administration regulates disposal requirements for controlled substances. Those requirements are provided in Title 21 Part 1317 of the US Code of Federal Regulations, and specific provisions are provided for both DEA registrants and non-registrants. Although the law does not mandate any specific method of destruction, it does spell out specific destruction requirements, including that controlled substances must be rendered non-retrievable.

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