The ideal approach to disposing of unwanted drugs, narcotics, agro chemicals and other FMCG products is through incineration at a temperature above 1200 °C, in specially built incinerators with adequate flue-gas cleaning, a method mainly found in the industrialized world.
A number of treatments and disposal techniques are available that are only slightly less safe and are acceptable when balanced against the risks of improper disposal or non-disposal. These alternative methods involve minimal risks to public health and the environment, and include ones suitable for countries with limited resources and equipment.
Land filling is another option. There are three types of landfills: an open uncontrolled non engineered dump, an engineered landfill, and a highly engineered sanitary landfill.