Controlled Substance Waste Management

Approved Storage & Waste Hauling is proud to offer a simple and cost-effective program for managing and disposing of any non-RCRA or controlled substance waste medication. To ensure compliance, we offer two options.

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In-room Rx Neutralization System

For generators of controlled substance waste looking for an on-site solution for managing waste from non-RCRA medications and DEA controlled substances, we offer an in-room Rx neutralization & destruction system. This secure, wall-mounted neutralization system is all-in-one for optimal safety and efficiency. The 1.5 or 3-gallon waste container is secured to the wall by an external bracket or cabinet encloser depending on your needs. Once the medication is expelled or deposited, the non-RCRA or controlled substance waste medication is immediately rendered non-retrievable or otherwise unfit for redistribution by the non-toxic neutralizer contained within.

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Expired, Unwanted, or Unused Medication Waste Management

For our customers in need of one-time or occasional service of expired, unwanted, or unused controlled substance medications, we offer a simple mail-back program through our affiliate reverse distributor. You provide us with your waste inventory and your DEA license, and we do the rest.

If a DEA222 form is required, it will be produced and sent back to you prior to shipping by the licensed reverse distributor. Within 7 to 10 days you will receive your shipping materials and pre-paid postage. Pack it, mail it, and you’re done. For your records, a final certificate of recycling will be issued upon receipt for all schedule III-V drugs.

With several sizes to choose from, competitive unit pricing, and complete regulatory paperwork included, this is the perfect solution to your substance management needs.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any minimum service requirements?

On-demand customers utilize our services as required without a minimum. Automatic clients can adjust their schedule at any time.  

However, under certain circumstances, if the quoted price was based on a specific volume of waste and that volume consistently falls short, then stop minimum may apply. (e.g. quoted price based on 25 boxes per month and client averages 5 boxes per month).

Do you have recurring monthly surcharges or additional fees?


What can go in your medical waste box?

Locked sharps containers and any items contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials. Some common items are pads, tubing, gloves, dressings, disposable instruments, etc.

What size is your waste box?

4.5 Cu. Ft. (18x18x24”)
7.0 Cu. Ft.

Where does my waste go when it leaves my facility?

Waste is transported directly from your facility to one of our company-owned and operated licensed treatment facilities. With Approved, there is no subcontracting, so waste goes from your facility to ours for same-day processing.

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At Approved we are committed to our customers and the regions we serve, from creating local jobs in communities that will benefit from them the most to utilizing environmentally sustainable treatment technologies. Since the beginning, a cornerstone of our organization has always been to create a "pathway to success" for all of our employees through training and promoting from within. Rewarding hard work while providing the real world and practical experience necessary to make a profitable lifelong career with our company. For our clients our goal is to be a valued partner, a company you can count on for expert advice, personal attention, premium service and responsible environmental stewardship.