Pharmaceutical waste can pose a risk to both the environment and the community. Improperly disposing of medication, drugs, and related contaminated materials can lead to unused narcotics being distributed into neighborhoods and cities. Secure Waste has taken all precautions in the handling and disposal of pharmaceutical waste to best serve the community.
While pharmaceutical waste can be produced even in patient homes, bulk removal is necessary at healthcare facilities, hospitals, and distributors. Our trained staff follows all EPA and DOT guidelines to ensure all pharmaceutical waste is securely transported for maximum safety. Anything less is unacceptable and puts others in danger. Each pickup and disposal performed adheres to all Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations and is compliant in the safe transportation of these medical materials.
To be designated as a hazardous pharmaceutical waste, medication must have one of the following four characteristics:
All materials that fall under pathological and chemotherapeutic waste must be properly contained in approved containers and transported following all DOT guidelines. To prevent spills, leaks, and contamination, all pathological waste is kept in only approved containers with red bags.
While Secure Waste can remove all bulk hazardous pharmaceuticals, it’s important to understand how to minimize waste. In 2019, the EPA approved Subpart P to aid healthcare facilities in managing their production of pharmaceutical waste. Subpart P prevents the flushing of hazardous pharmaceuticals and provides training guidelines for all waste removal staff.
Secure Waste works diligently, using specialized containers with tamper-proof lids to efficiently remove all traces of both hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste. We approach each job with the client’s needs in mind, ensuring that at the end of each job, we have:
To start removing your hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste today, contact us for a free quote and more information on how we minimize community exposure to these harmful materials.
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