There is good reason why the leading DEA sequestration devices utilize activated carbon as the disposal device’s active ingredient. Activated carbon has superb adsorption properties and a very large surface area. Pound for pound it has more usable surface area than any other material available for adsorption. When it comes to the amount of activated carbon in medicine disposal devices, know that more is better. PAC-RX™ contains over 20 times the amount of activated carbon as compared to the leading brand. For more technical information on activated carbon properties and state guidance, refer to the below links.


  • Activated Carbon-Based System for the Disposal of Psychoactive Medications – Link
  • Development and validation of an HPLC-UV method for analysis of methylphenidate hydrochloride and loxapine succinate in an activated carbon disposal system – Link
  • H. Nowicki, and G. Nowicki. Water Technology Online. “The Basics of Activated Carbon Adsorption” Feb. 1, 2016. Link
  • C. Moreno-Castilla. 2004. Carbon 42. 83–94 “Adsorption of organic molecules from aqueous solutions on carbon materials”. Link
  • Chromatography Today “Adsorption, Absorption, Desorption – What’s the difference”. Link
  • Washington State Department of Ecology. “Carbon Adsorption: Treatment Specific Guidance” Publication # 96-415. Link
  • Rivera-Ultrilla et al. 2013. “Pharmaceuticals as emerging contaminants and their removal from water. A review” Chemosphere Volume 93, Issue 7, Pages 1268–1287. Link
  • Lenntech. Adsorption/Activated Carbon. Link


  • Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment letter to Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc. RE Activated carbon for disposal of non-hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. November 5, 2013. PDF
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment memo to health care facilities in Colorado. March 7, 2017. PDF


  • Medicine Disposal Products – an overview of products and performance questions produced for the San Francisco Department of the Environment: PDF

Our Values and Principles

We believe in a code of ethics that promotes truth in advertising. Simply put, you will not see any unsupported claims in order to sell more product. There are several choices available in today’s market for proper pharmaceutical waste disposal. We would like to showcase the PAC-RX™ device while also clearing up some of the misconceptions surrounding medicine disposal device marketing claims and the regulatory agencies stance on them, in particular DEA and EPA.


  • Proprietary formula utilizing Power Activated Carbon (PAC)
  • Over 20 times the active ingredient as compared to the leading brand
  • Cost effective
  • Free sample
  • Vented caps to allow for waste contents expansion
  • Assorted sizes available to meet facility needs
  • Security brackets available to help prevent diversion
  • Mail back option for incineration
  • Regulatory guidance support for facility compliance