Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

The challenge as we see it

Many residents and business in the health care industry have expired or unused pharmaceutical products and don’t know what to do with them. 

Our differentiated value

We provide an environmentally sound disposal approach for DEA Pharmaceutical Waste & VSQG Non-DEA Disposal Program that meets all regulatory requirements and reduces generator liability and administrative burden.

We tailor recycling programs around your needs. By working with us, you can benefit from the following:

  • Five fully-permitted recycling facilities across North America
  • Two RCRA Part B permitted facilities
  • ​TSCA Permitted PCB (PCB Commercial Storer) permitted facility in Phoenix, AZ
  • ISO14001/OHSAS-18001 certifications in Phoenix, AZ
  • ​Solutions for large and small quantities of lamps, ballast and lighting components
  • Company-owned processing equipment, retort ovens and distillation equipment
  • Company-owned nationwide transportation and logistics capabilities
  • Audited and approved 3rd party transportation network
  • Audited and approved downstream processing vendors
  • ​Dedicated account and customer service representatives
  • ​Documented packaging guidelines
  • Customized reporting capabilities

Our solutions for pharmaceutical waste disposal

We can tailor a recycling program depending upon the amount of DEA & VSQG NON-DEA pharmaceutical waste that you need to dispose of. We’ll help you analyze your current waste streams, assist with setting up a collection program and educate your staff on the benefits of proper disposal. 

Our DEA pharmaceutical waste program are for the shipment of non-hazardous wastes and only those hazardous wastes generated by very small quantity generators (VSQG). Aggregate limit of 2.2 lbs of a acutely toxic hazardous waste as defined in 40 CFR 261.33. and is prohibited for use in AK, CA, HI, MN and PR. 

The DEA Pharmaceutical Waste Pails are designed for use by DEA registered entities only for the return and disposal of DEA regulated pharmaceuticals including un-used, expired or off-spec pharmaceuticals including drugs and medicines. Approximately 90% of all pharmaceuticals may be placed into the pail including non-hazardous and toxic pharmaceuticals. RCRA DEA Pharmaceutical Waste: Approved for VSQG generators except in the following states: AR, CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT. These states require manifesting of VSQG. Prohibited for small and large quantity generators. We know this can be confusing so if you have pharmaceuticals that meet the definition of a hazardous waste under 40 CFR 262.11, please call customer services at 888-669-9725. 

Unused drugs can create a risk of unintentional overdose, illegal abuse or water contamination in drinking water and groundwater if not properly disposed. 

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