The Easiest Medication Collection for Pharmacies

Simple, cost-effective, and compliant consumer medication collection and disposal for your pharmacy, starting at just $89 per month.

 

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Medication Collection With No Up-Front Cost

We’ve removed the cost barrier to providing medication collection for your community. With Return Solutions’ MedCollect program, everything you need for compliant collection and disposal of consumer medications is provided for a low monthly fee. When your agreement term is over, the cabinet is yours to keep. 

Customize Your Plan By Choosing Your:

Cabinet Size

We offer collection cabinets in 15- and 40-gallon capacity sizes.

Collection Kit Quantity

Choose to receive 12, 18, or 24 collection kits over the term of your agreement.

Agreement Length

Opt to pay for your customized collection plan over 12, 24, or 36 months.

Benefits Of A Collection Program

Drive traffic to your pharmacy, help keep your community safe, and protect the environment by offering unused medication collection in your pharmacy.

This critical service keeps prescription drugs out of the hands of children, teens, and addicts, as well as out of our water supply.

It's Simple To Get Started

Click the link below to log in if you’re a current Return Solutions customer or the link above to sign up if you are not.

  • Select the options you prefer
  • Follow the link to modify your DEA license to become a collector
  • Complete your agreement and payment information
  • Your cabinet, starter kit, and two collection kits will be shipped within a few days

Collection Cabinets

To get started, please review the specifications of the two sizes of cabinet that we offer and choose the size that best fits the needs of your location and anticipated collection volume.

15 Gallon Capacity Collection Cabinet

20″ wide x 49.5″ high x 13″ deep
  • Solid steel construction with durable powder coating
  • Double locking access door
  • Lockable hopper
  • Made in the US
  • Plans start at $89/month

40 Gallon Capacity Collection Cabinet

25.5″ wide x 55″ high x 16″ deep
  • Solid steel construction with durable powder coating
  • Double locking access door
  • Lockable hopper
  • Made in the US
  • Plans start at $129/month

Collection Kits

Next, choose the number of collection kits you’d like to purchase. We offer packages of 12, 18, or 24 collection kits over the term of your agreement. The cost per kit is reduced if you purchase a larger quantity.

MedCollect collection kits offer safe, simple, and compliant collection of medication inside our collection cabinets.  They are custom made to the specifications of our cabinets, making installation and removal as easy as possible.  When your collection kit is full, remove the box and liner, seal both, and ship with the prepaid shipping label affixed to the box. 

Each collection kit includes:

  • Collection box that meets PGII crush test requirements
  • Two 6 mil thickness black plastic liner bags
  • Two absorbent pads 
  • Two black zip ties
  • One white serialized zip tie

Ready To Customize Your Collection Plan?

Please create an account to access our ordering portal, or call 866.268.4956 to speak with one of our dedicated MedCollect account representatives for personalized recommendations on which plan is right for you. If you are a current Return Solutions customer, you don’t need to create a new account. Please log in using the same credentials you use for Return Solutions.

15-Gallon Collection Cabinet Pricing

18 Collection Kits

pricing starts at
$109/month
  • One 15-gallon capacity powder-coated stainless steel collection cabinet
  • 18 collection kits over a 3-year period
  • DEA- and DOT-compliant box, liners, and sealing kit
  • Shipping of cabinet and all empty collection kits to your facility
  • Shipping to incinerator and destruction of filled kits
  • DEA-compliant proof of destruction and reporting

24 Collection Kits

pricing starts at
$129/month
  • One 15-gallon capacity powder-coated stainless steel collection cabinet
  • 24 collection kits over a 3-year period
  • DEA- and DOT-compliant box, liners, and sealing kit
  • Shipping of cabinet and all empty collection kits to your facility
  • Shipping to incinerator and destruction of filled kits
  • DEA-compliant proof of destruction and reporting

40-Gallon Collection Cabinet Pricing

18 Collection Kits

pricing starts at
$149/month
  • One 40-gallon capacity powder-coated stainless steel collection cabinet
  • 18 collection kits over a 3-year period
  • DEA- and DOT-compliant box, liners, and sealing kit
  • Shipping of cabinet and all empty collection kits to your facility
  • Shipping to incinerator and destruction of filled kits
  • DEA-compliant proof of destruction and reporting

24 Collection Kits

pricing starts at
$169/month
  • One 40-gallon capacity powder-coated stainless steel collection cabinet
  • 24 collection kits over a 3-year period
  • DEA- and DOT-compliant box, liners, and sealing kit
  • Shipping of cabinet and all empty collection kits to your facility
  • Shipping to incinerator and destruction of filled kits
  • DEA-compliant proof of destruction and reporting

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can install a collection cabinet?

Retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospice, licensed law enforcement, drug treatment centers, and hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies. All but licensed law enforcement must register as an authorized collector with the DEA.

How do I become a collector?

You must modify your DEA registration to obtain authorization to be a collector. Click here to modify your registration online.
  • There is no cost to modify your registration and the process can be completed in under five minutes online.
  • If you supply LTC facilities you will need to list each of them on your application.
  • Once completed, a new DEA certificate can be immediately printed showing that a facility is registered as a collector.

Where can I install my collection cabinet?

Pharmacies:
In the immediate proximity of a designated area where controlled substances are stored and at which an employee is present (e.g., can be seen from the pharmacy counter).
Hospitals/Clinics:
In an area regularly monitored by employees, and shall not be in the proximity of any area where emergency or urgent care is provided.
Long-Term Care Facilities:
In a secured area regularly monitored by long-term care facility employees.
In all facilities, your cabinet must be securely fastened to a permanent structure so that it cannot be removed.

 

How do I install my collection cabinet?

You can view full instructions for installing your cabinet here.

How do I install my collection kit?

You can find full instructions on how to install your collection kit here.

What do I do when my collection cabinet is full?

The inner liner must be sealed immediately upon removal from the permanent outer container with two employees present. The outer box can then be sealed and shipped with the prepaid shipping label affixed to the box. You can view complete removal instructions here.

What happens to the items that are returned?

Items are incinerated at a waste-to-energy incineration facility, burned as fuel to power a turbine that creates electricity. This mitigates environmental harm and provides a valuable resource to the public.

What items are accepted in a MedCollect cabinet?

Prescriptions, prescription ointments, pet medications, prescription patches, over-the-counter medications and vitamins can all be deposited in the MedCollect cabinet.

What items are not accepted in a MedCollect cabinet?

We cannot accept needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, or liquids in our cabinets.

Where can I find information on the DEA regulations?

A link to the full regulations is here. Additionally, the DEA has a page with links for DEA registrants, long-term care facilities and more. You can access that page here.

Is this program available in all 50 states?

MedCollect is available in all 48 contiguous states. Unfortunately due to shipping rates we are unable to offer our program in Alaska or Hawaii. 

Does my state have any additional regulations?

Please click here to view a list of state-by-state regulations for consumer medication collection.

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Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

866.268.4956

10635 Dutchtown Road

Knoxville, TN 37932

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