Pharmaceutical Waste
Disposal Service

Proper disposal of pharmaceutical waste is crucial to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and protect public health. Superior Medical Waste Disposal specializes in the safe and compliant handling of regulated pharmaceutical waste. Contact us today for a pharmaceutical waste disposal quote.

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What is Pharmaceutical Waste?

Pharmaceutical waste is defined as any chemical or biological product medicine that is intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, care, treatment, or prevention of disease or injury of a human or other animal. Pharmaceutical waste is one of the most complicated waste streams because of the different regulations for each type of drug disposal.

The white, blue and black containers seen throughout pharmacies and healthcare facilities are used to safely store pharmaceutical waste. The pharmaceutical waste is removed on a scheduled basis and replaced with a clean container at every service. At Superior, we are experts in waste classification and segregation. If your clinic needs help with the various pharmaceutical waste regulations, please contact us today.

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There are typically 3 different types of “pharm” waste

  • Hazardous Waste
    • ​Part 111 of Act 451and the Part 111 rules
      • listed or characteristic hazardous waste​
  • Non-Hazardous Solid Waste
    • Part 115 of Act 451 and the Part 115 rules
      • not hazardous & solid
  • Liquid Industrial By-Product
    • Part 121 of Act 45
      • not hazardous & liquid​

Pharmaceutical Waste Producer Best Practices

Prior to producing, storing, or removing your facilities medical waste make sure to contact your local environmental authority for any questions on the regulations and laws. Ask about the handling procedures on Regulated Medical Waste for your particular state. For example, in Michigan, medical waste producers are only allowed to store medical waste up to 90 days before they have to have it properly removed by a licensed medical waste vendor.

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Treatment & Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste

Most pharmaceutical waste is incinerated. However, there are new technologies to destroy unwanted pharmaceuticals with chemical treatment. Large generators of pharmaceutical waste are better off having a medical waste hauler ship out their waste on a regular basis for incineration.

Superior Can Help With All Pharmaceutical Waste Concerns

At Superior Medical Waste, we can help identify your different classes of pharmaceutical wastes and get them to the correct treatment facilities to keep your office compliant with all local and federal hazardous waste laws. If your facility needs help classifying, storing, transporting, or staying compliant with pharmaceutical, infectious, medical,chemo, or other waste streams: contact us today for a free consultation.

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