Hazardous pharmaceutical wastes are drugs that are considered environmentally hazardous for the environment, as specified by RCRA (Resource Conversation and Recovery Act). RCRA drugs must be disposed of according to state and local regulations.
RCRA defines the following as hazardous waste:
Pharmaceutical drugs that are classified under the following four characteristics – traits that could cause threat when transporting or destroying waste – are sometimes required to be disposed of into separate biohazardous waste containers. Drugs used in chemotherapy infusions are common examples of this.
Please contact your local government agency responsible for management of waste/recycling about pharmaceutical take-back services. If one is not available in your city or county, please read what is recommended by the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) for proper disposal of unused pharmaceuticals.
Healthcare physician and dental clinics, outpatient surgical centers, veterinary clinics and other medical offices currently work with Medasend to help ensure compliance and the safe disposal of pharmaceutical waste. This includes:
Pharmaceuticals are known to enter surface waters from a number of sources, such as when drugs are flushed down the toilet. Medasend helps facilities remain environmentally sound by putting a pharmaceutical disposal plan into place and helping reduce pharmaceutical-related pollution.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation about how implementing Medasend’s pharmaceutical waste disposal program into your facility will help save costs and streamline processes.
Since 1999, Medasend has helped countless organizations by providing a safe, reliable and cost-effective medical waste disposal service.
From private practices to facilities with thousands of employees and everything in between, Medasend can handle your medical waste disposal needs with speed and accuracy. Medasend genuinely cares about its customers and is able to deliver the prompt and reliable service that you deserve at a competitive price.
While our competitors nickel and dime you with administrative, fuel, power and other hidden fees, Medasend customers will always only pay exactly what they are quoted. No extra charges. No hidden fees.
For the past decade and a half, Medasend has built an error-proof, reliable and consistent truck pickup grid that makes it extremely easy for our customers to schedule medical waste pickups on a custom pickup plan.
Medasend puts a lot of time and effort into documenting and tracking of each of our clients’ medical waste. Required shipping manifests, tracking systems and more come packaged with our outstanding medical waste disposal services.
No more waiting days and weeks! Our customer service staff and medical waste compliance specialists realize the importance of attending to the needs of our customers, and it’s not something we take for granted. With on-call staff available 24/7, your concern is our concern.