The University of Iowa

Controlled Substances Waste

Controlled substances are used in various research activities throughout The University of Iowa. The disposal of controlled substances is the final action necessary to ensure proper management of controlled substances. EHS has been approved by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to dispose of controlled substances through the application of an approved procedure. Licensed researchers who want to dispose of controlled substances that are mixed with hazardous chemical waste must consult with EHS to ensure compliance with hazardous waste regulations. For more details, refer to the Controlled Substances Disposal Guide.

Contact information and areas of expertise may be found on the Contact Us page.



  • Controlled Substances in Research - W501CM

    • This course is recommended for personnel who use controlled substances in their research.
    • Audience: Personnel who use or plan to use controlled substances as part of their research.

For further training and registration information, go to EHS Safety Training.