DEA Controlled Substances Disposal Procedure
Because of the tight restrictions, DEA controlled substances are difficult and costly to dispose of. However,
certain controlled substances can be destroyed on campus with permission from the DEA. Because the destruction
is done on campus, under the supervision of the University Police, the cost to the university is nothing. In order for
Environmental Affairs to accept and destroy DEA controlled substances, the following steps must be taken by the
· The UW-Milwaukee DEA Controlled Substance Disposal Form on page 2 must be completed in full.
· Contact Environmental Affairs staff at x2883 or x4999 to arrange a time for pick up of the controlled
substances. The UW-Milwaukee DEA Controlled Substance Disposal Form should be available at the time of
the pick-up. The registrant must be present at the time of pick up in order to sign over custody of the
controlled substance to Environmental Affairs.
· After the material has been destroyed, Environmental Affairs will fill out DEA Form 41 for the registrant,
which must be signed by a the Environmental Affairs staff member who destroyed the material, the
University Police Officer who witnessed the destruction, and the registrant.
Due to DEA regulations, Environmental Affairs is restricted from accepting any controlled substances until the
appropriate forms have been submitted. If you have any questions, please contact Environmental Affairs staff at
x2883 or x4999