3-Gallon MedSafe Basic

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The 3-Gallon MedSafe Basic* is an unused medication collection and disposal system for only non-controlled and non-hazardous patient medications.The system is all-inclusive with prepaid return via common carrier, serialized tracking via SharpsTracer, and complete destruction at Sharps’ treatment facility. The top of the box features specially-designed openings for medication cards and vials.

*Formerly known as TakeAway Environmental Return System


For controlled substance (Schedules II-V) disposal, please see our TakeAway Medication Recovery System or MedSafe solutions.

Medications should be in their original containers when placed into the MedSafe Basic. Liquids must be placed in a sealed/zip-locked plastic bag before being placed inside the box. No more than four ounces of liquids can be included in each mailing.

Special Note: Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands) must purchase through Customer Support at 800.772.5657 as the price for use varies in these areas.

For those in MN, DE, and PA, please check with your State Board of Pharmacy regarding the use of the MedSafe Basic "BOXES ONLY." There are steps and registrations you must follow for use.

More Information
Brand TakeAway Environmental Return System
Size 3-Gallon
Item Number 17030
Package Size Single
Container Dimensions 9.75"L x 10.25"W x 7.75"H
System Dimensions 9.75"L x 10.25"W x 7.75"H
Max Return Weight 5 lbs.
Waste Type Non-Controlled Substances
Authorization Number Exempt

The 3-Gallon MedSafe Basic is a drop-off system designed for collection of unused consumer medications by pharmacies, assisted living facilities, and other appropriate community-returns programs.

Retail pharmacy customers in the following states should check with their State Board of Pharmacy regarding the use of the MedSafe Basic "BOXES ONLY":

  • Delaware (DE)
  • Minnesota (MN)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)