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Noncontrolled substance disposal

The UW-Madison Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) group will pick up expired non-DEA regulated pharmacy items. To use this service:

  1. Visit the EHS website to print the Surplus Chemical Form.
  2. Enter all of the substances for disposal on the form.
  3. Complete the online Chemical Waste/Surplus Pickup Request Form.
    For help, contact EH&S at (608) 265-5000 or chemsafety@fpm.wisc.edu
    Please Note: UW-Madison Chemical Safety officers are not authorized to pick up controlled substances.

Controlled substance disposal

Controlled substances must be disposed of in a manner that permanently and irreversibly alters the substance's physical or chemical state, rendering the drug unavailable and unusable (nonretrievable). Flushing substances down a drain or mixing with kitty litter or coffee grounds and disposing as solid waste, is not permitted. DEA Form 41 is required for controlled substance disposal.
Visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control website for regulatory information and resources.
For disposal instructions, contact RARC animal program assessment specialists: apas@rarc.wisc.edu or contact DEA directly at (608) 210-4334 or DEA.Registration.Help@usdoj.gov.

Storing of substances awaiting disposal

Separate expired substances from in-date and in-use drugs by placing them in a small container or plastic bag. If you have large stocks of expired or waste controlled substances, use a second lockbox to provide segregation.
Clearly label expired or waste materials with "Expired - Do Not Use in Live Animals."

Store controlled drugs awaiting disposal in the drug lockbox. You must include them in your inventory reports and count them towards your total inventory on hand while they remain in your possession.

Expired materials and terminal studies

Some expired medical materials may be used for terminal studies if they will not affect the health and well-being of the animal or jeopardize the scientific integrity of the experiment. These materials must be stored away from non-expired materials and labeled appropriately.

Expired anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, or emergency drugs may never be used in any vertebrate animal.

Donating Expired Materials

Some expired medical materials may be able to be donated and used for non-research purposes. Organizations that may accept these materials include but are not limited to Resource Reallocation for the Advancement of Accessible Care and WisCARES. If you choose to consider donating your materials, it is strongly recommended that you thoroughly research each organization before donating. Contact the organizations directly for specific details about what they will and will not accept as donations. RARC will not accept items for donation.

Colored Dot Identification System

RARC veterinary staff developed a colored dot system to help investigators identify drugs and materials before they expire.
How it works:

Some tips for successfully using the colored dot system:

Contact your veterinary staff to obtain colored stickers and key codes to post in your lab.

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