Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Waste Disposal Services

Not all pharmaceutical waste is created equal. Hazardous (RCRA), non-hazardous, trace chemotherapy and controlled substances — it all has to be handled separately and properly according to its classification. It’s also subject to the rules of a number of regulatory agencies. Some (but not all) pharmaceutical waste must be treated as hazardous waste and handled accordingly.

Biohazardous Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Must Be Treated Differently.  Some assume that treating pharmaceutical waste as biohazardous waste is the appropriate thing to do, but that’s not the case. Biohazardous waste is sterilized to remove the infectious potential and then delivered to a landfill for final disposal. When you dispose of pharmaceutical waste with biohazardous waste, it will ultimately end up in a landfill and seep into our water supply (or end up in surface water). Because of this, pharma waste needs to be segregated properly and treated by incineration. This breaks down the complex chemicals to render them safe.

Our on-call service is a good choice for those who don’t know how often they’ll need to dispose of pharmaceutical waste, and who isn't a fan of mail-back containers. Whenever you need pharmaceutical waste disposal, give us a call, and we’ll come by, giving you the same service enjoyed by our regular customers.

What’s more, you can expect an affordable, straightforward invoice. Unlike many other companies, we have just one low flat rate. That means that there are no hidden fees, no additional charges, no administrative fees, no environmental fees, and no other confusing surprises. We’ve worked the price of everything into our flat cost, so you get exactly what you pay for.

Charcoal-Based Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Products

Pharmaceutical waste generated in California must be treated by incineration, or by an alternative treatment technology that has received approval from the Department. The technologies on the Department’s alternative medical waste treatment technologies list are the only alternative treatments approved for use in California. None of the charcoal-based products currently in use have gained this approval, so they must be disposed of in a pharmaceutical waste container. Do not place pharmaceuticals mixed with these products into the solid waste.

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