Controlled substances

Controlled Substances

Assured destruction through incineration

Controlled substances incineration

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulates certain chemicals, known as controlled substances, by requiring strict tracking from the time of manufacture to the time of dispensation to the consumer.

Veolia is registered with the DEA as a Reverse Distributor, which allows us to take possession of controlled substances from DEA registrants and destroy them at our incineration facilities.

Candidates for assured destruction include:

  • Chemicals designated as DEA controlled substances
  • Drugs
  • Goods with expired dates
  • Seized goods
  • Returned goods
  • Lab chemicals


Download our one-page info sheet to learn more about our controlled substance incineration services:

  • Authorized by the DEA to witness destruction on your behalf
  • Accepts DEA regulated and DEA/RCRA regulated materials
  • Turnkey services —all steps are handled by Veolia personnel and facilities
  • Outstanding environmental compliance record