5K+
MedSafe collection receptacles placed in communities for proper drug disposal
50K+
MedSafe medication disposal inner liners returned for proper destruction
2M+
Pounds of medications safely collected and properly destroyed with MedSafe
3.5M+
Pounds removed from communities since 2009 with MedSafe and TakeAway
Drug Disposal
Safe Collection // Proper Destruction

Comprehensive medication collection kiosk and disposal solution

MedSafe is an unused and expired medication disposal system. This easy-to-operate system accepts controlled (Schedules II-V), non-controlled, and over-the-counter medicines. MedSafe meets the requirements of the DEA Controlled Substances Act.

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About MedSafe

MedSafe combines a stainless-steel collection receptacle with a removable prepaid shipback inner liner. When the inner liner fills, authorized persons can safely remove the liner from the collection receptacle, seal it, and return it via common carrier. Inner lines are treated by incineration, rendering the pharmaceuticals non-retrievable per the DEA's destruction standard.

MedSafe is designed for long-term care facilities (LTCF), licensed law enforcement, and narcotic treatment centers as well as retail pharmacies and hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies.

MedSafe medication disposal in a retail pharmacy

MedSafe Benefits


  • Cost-effective and easy-to-manage system that meets DEA regulations
  • Comingled collection of controlled and non-controlled pharmaceuticals
  • Inner liners transferred by a common carrier
  • Controlled drugs destroyed using incineration, meeting the DEA's destruction standard of non-retrievability

MedSafe Features


  • 14-gauge powder-coated steel collection receptacle
  • One-way medicine drop with locking door
  • Double-locked front door access
  • Secures to a permanent structure
  • Serialized liners with prepaid common carrier return

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MedSafe Specifications

38-Gallon MedSafe

38-Gallon MedSafe is ideal for facilities, such as retail pharmacies, that generate larger amounts of pharmaceutical waste from ultimate users. MedSafe increases foot traffic for retail pharmacies by providing a much-needed service to the community.

MedSafe Medication Disposal Collection Receptacle - 38-Gallon
MedSafe 38-Gallon Collection Receptacle Specifications
  • Overall Dimensions: 43.75" x 22.5" x 21.25"
  • Top Opening Dimensions: 5.5" x 13"
38-Gallon Inner Liner Specifications
  • Constructed of two 200# Test Corrugated Fiberboard Enclosures
  • Outer Box Dimensions: 18.25" x 18.25" x 27"
  • Inner Box Dimensions: 17.75" x 17.75" x 26.375"
  • Two 4-Mil Polyethylene Plastic Bags
  • Eighteen 4" x 6" Absorbent Pads
MedSafe Medication Disposal Collection Receptacle - 38-Gallon

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18-Gallon MedSafe

18-Gallon MedSafe is perfect for facilities that generate smaller amounts of pharmaceutical waste, such as long-term care facilities. MedSafe is convenient and easy to use. Nurses no longer have to spend time mixing unused medication with kitty litter or popping pills out of bingo cards.

MedSafe Medication Disposal Collection Receptacle - 18-Gallon
MedSafe 18-Gallon Collection Receptacle Specifications
  • Overall Dimensions: 38.25" x 17" x 16.25"
  • Top Opening Dimensions: 5.5" x 13"
18-Gallon Inner Liner Specifications
  • Constructed of two 200# Test Corrugated Fiberboard Enclosures
  • Outer Box Size: 13.5" x 13.5" x 22.5"
  • Inner Box Size: 13" x 13" x 22"
  • Two 4-Mil Polyethylene Plastic Bags
  • Ten 4" x 6" Absorbent Pads
MedSafe Medication Disposal Collection Receptacle - 38-Gallon

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MedSafe Frequently Asked Questions

Who can purchase a MedSafe?

MedSafe is designed for long-term care facilities (LTCF), licensed law enforcement, and narcotic treatment centers, as well as retail pharmacies and hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies. When used in long-term care, an approved "collector" must manage the MedSafe collection receptacle program.

Who is a "collector"?

A collector is an approved DEA registrant that applies with the DEA to collect controlled substances from ultimate users. Retail pharmacies can install and manage a MedSafe collection receptacle program by registering with the DEA as a collector. Additionally, retail pharmacies may install and manage MedSafe programs at LTCFs.

Can I comingle non-controlled medications and controlled substances in MedSafe?

Yes. Both controlled (Schedules II-V) and non-controlled substances can be disposed of in the MedSafe collection receptacle. With MedSafe, facilities have one complete solution for disposal of non-hazardous unused medications.

How much does the MedSafe cost?

The MedSafe medication collection and disposal systems is available for sale or lease to facilities approved by the DEA to manage collection receptacle programs. For more information on each option and pricing, please contact a Sharps Compliance sales consultant at (800) 772-5657.

How do I order a new inner liner?

Inner liners are available for purchase in a four-pack option or they are auto-shipped when the MedSafe system is leased. Pricing is dependent on program purchase/lease options. To learn more about MedSafe and which option best meets your facility's needs, please contact a Sharps Compliance sales consultant at (800) 772-5657.

Where can I find information on the DEA regulations?

A link to the full regulations is here. You can access links for DEA registrants, LTCFs and more here. DEA login page for CSA collector status request or update.

Is marketing support available?

Sharps Compliance has created materials to help you market MedSafe to your community. You will have access to postcards, flyers, posters, and much more so you can spread the word about MedSafe.

Sharps Compliance, Inc. (Sharps) fully complies with DOT regulations for the transport of such drugs collected for disposal as authorized by the DOT under Special Permit # DOT-SP 20284. Click the link for the Special Permit under which the Company operates.

MedSafe is a patent-pending solution from Sharps Compliance.

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