Pharmaceutical Waste Program
A coordinated pharmaceutical waste disposal program ensures you are compliant with current and future EPA regulations, violations of which can result in fines of $37,500 per day. It also demonstrates your commitment to environmental stewardship by diverting harmful drug waste from landfills and sewers. Clients throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Arkansas count on GreenServ to support their compliant pharmaceutical disposal requirements.
Are You Compliant?
Hazardous pharmaceutical waste is a significant concern for every type of healthcare facility, including pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics. Expired pharmaceuticals are not the only concern. Bags and vials can contain trace amounts of a toxic pharmaceutical substance. Protective gear like gloves, spilled liquids and pills and the tools or items used to clean them, right through to pharmaceutical packaging can be classified as pharmaceutical waste. There’s more of it than you think.
What does the EPA consider “pharmaceutical”?
- prescription medications and OTC (over the counter) drugs
- dietary supplements
- compounded drugs
- investigational drugs
- personal protective equipment (PPE) contaminated with pharmaceutical waste
- clean-up material from pharmaceutical spills
- any item for which the FDA requires a “drug Fact” sheet
What is Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste?
Hazardous pharmaceutical waste is governed by the strictest set of regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). But with the advent of Subpart P, a new group of healthcare-specific regulations covering hazardous waste pharmaceuticals generated at healthcare facilities, compliance continues to evolve.
The EPA now recognizes that healthcare is fundamentally different from other industries that generate hazardous waste. The regulations have been updated to reflect that change. Thus, any pharmaceutical waste that is deemed hazardous must be handled just like any other hazardous waste you may have.
Some examples of hazardous pharmaceutical waste include physostigmine, warfarin, and chemotherapeutic agents are examples of relatively common pharmaceuticals that are regulated as hazardous.
GreenServ is Your Local Expert
GreenServ are experts in the disposal of pharmaceutical waste, including listed wastes (F-List, K-List, P-List, and U-List). We provide services across the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Arkansas.
Our team of experts and specialists, coupled with a broad array of partners, make us the number one choice for hazardous pharmaceutical waste disposal services. Call us today or complete the form on this page to begin a conversation about how we can save you money. We look forward to hearing from you.