A better, greener 
waste solution

Controlled substance
waste management systems

Cactus Smart Sink® Controlled Substance Waste Management System

A waste medication disposal solution, bringing medical facilities into compliance with disposal requirements. 

Stryker's Cactus Smart Sink System securely captures partially administered or unused controlled substances and renders them non-retrievable and unusable. The Cactus Smart Sink System helps reduce drug diversion and improve patient safety while also reducing the impact on the environment.

Did You Know?

Drug Diversion Settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced a $4.1 million settlement with a hospital in Georgia to resolve allegations of failure to provide controls and safeguards against controlled substance diversion in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). According to the DOJ’s press release, this is the largest settlement related to drug diversion in a hospital.

Healthcare Professionals

The latest data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that about 10% of health professionals are struggling with addiction.


The American Nurses Association reports the same—about 10% of nurses are thought to be abusing drugs and may be caring for patients while impaired.

"After two years of service, Scripps Health is fully compliant thanks to the Cactus product line. Our staff loves the easy disposal of medications, ease of using the unit and even the disposal of spent cartridges are easily taken care of."

-Scripps Health