Proper drug disposal does not have to be difficult or time consuming.
Flushing unwanted medicine down the toilet isn’t environmentally responsible. Mixing drugs in with waste isn’t safe. Having highly skilled staff crush pills isn’t cost effective.
The Drug Buster® medication disposal system deactivates and contains the active ingredients in non-hazardous medications. This irreversible process begins immediately, taking just 15 minutes to break down pharmaceuticals into a chemically inactive slurry that can be safely put in the regular trash.*
How Drug Buster helps
- Prevents misuse
- Deters drugs from leaching into soil and water
- Frees up skilled staff
- Complies with federal guidelines in a cost-
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How it Works:
Drug Buster uses activated charcoal to quickly neutralize the active chemicals in pills, liquids, controlled substances and transdermal patches. It takes just 15 minutes to break down non-hazardous pharmaceuticals into a chemically inactive slurry that can be safely put in the regular trash.*
Simply place unwanted drugs – pills, liquids, narcotics and transdermal patches into the bottle.
Invert and swish the bottle twice
After 2 hours, or when full, discard in regular trash* – not hazmat
Different pharmaceuticals have been detected in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and streams throughout the world
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Frequently Asked Questions
Drug Buster is effective for multiple forms of non-hazardous medications, such as:
Drug Buster cannot accept potassium supplements, antacids, gassing agents and hazardous medications.
Yes, to dispose of non-hazardous drug patches, avoid touching the medicine pad; then fold the patch in half, sticky sides together and place into the Drug Buster container.
Simply dispose into regular trash. All federal and state guidelines require non-hazardous unused pharmaceuticals be rendered undesirable and unusable. Always review your company’s processes and policies or consult local, state, tribal or federal agencies for regulations that apply to your facilities*. The EPA offers a helpful website with relevant state contact
Drug Buster drug disposal system complies with non-retrievable DEA standards for controlled substances
Drug Buster also advocates for FDA ad EPA efforts for responsible drug disposal. Please refer to the link to ensure proper compliance with EPA laws and regulations http://www2.epa.gov/home/health-and-environmental-agencies-us-states-and-territories
The process utilized to render a substance “non-retrievable” shall permanently alter the substance’s physical or chemical condition or state through irreversible means and thereby render the substance unavailable and unusable for all practical purposes. A substance is considered “non-retrievable” when it cannot be transformed to a physical or chemical condition or state as a controlled substance or controlled substance analogue. Letter to Registrants regarding Disposal of Controlled Substances; Final Rule (PDF)
Continue to add medication until it is one (1) inch from the bottle opening, then discard in regular trash*
- The 4 ounce Drug Buster can hold approximately 50 pills.
- The 16 ounce Drug Buster can hold approximately 300 pills.
- The 64 ounce Drug Buster can hold approximately 1,500 pills.
- The 128 ounce Drug Buster can hold approximately 3,000 pills
Use the Drug Buster funnel
*All federal and state guidelines require non-hazardous unused pharmaceuticals be rendered undesirable and unusable. Please refer to your local regulations to ensure specific compliance.
*Drug Buster cannot accept potassium supplements, antacids, gassing agents and hazardous medications.