Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions
Pharmaceutical waste collection, transportation, and disposal is an important part of the management of hazardous waste. We understand the importance of providing a comprehensive pharmaceutical waste management solution.
United Medical Waste Management advocates a pharmaceutical waste disposal program that starts at the point of generation. This program keeps costs low and minimizes employee exposure to hazardous drugs and potential infectious substances. With the assistance of our compliance team, we ensure compliance with DEA, EPA, RCRA, OSHA, and DOT requirements.
There are a number of ways to accomplish this task which vary by facility and even by department. United programs are customized based on the needs of each customer through the input of key individuals and departments as part of implementation. United has a proven track record of providing its customers with the type of service and innovation they seek.
The process begins with the collection of all pharmaceutical waste. This may include expired medications, over-the-counter drugs, controlled substances, unused pharmaceuticals, and other related waste. We can provide containers and labels to store and identify the waste, and then conduct a pick-up at your healthcare facilities.
The waste is then transported to an approved waste facility for final disposal. During transportation, rest assured knowing your waste is managed under applicable regulations. These include protocols for proper labeling, packaging, and securement.
We then sort the waste and place it in the appropriate pharmaceutical waste containers for disposal. Depending on the type of waste, it may be incinerated, treated, recycled, or disposed of in a secure landfill. United can provide a certificate of destruction to document that the waste was properly disposed of.
Pharmaceutical Compliance Program
The overall program will be developed with participation from key stakeholders, to include the following steps:
Formulary Characterization and Review: Our team of experts will help you define and categorize all of your hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. This way, you can manage hazardous materials and ensure compliance with regulations more simply.
Program Development and Training: We will provide on-site implementation of a comprehensive program to manage pharmaceuticals. This program will include training for all staff on proper handling and disposal of pharmaceutical waste.
Ongoing Customer Service & Technical Support: Our team is available to provide technical support and answer any questions throughout the duration of your program.
Transportation and Disposal: We offer cost-effective and compliant solutions for transportation and disposal of hazardous waste. Our team will ensure that all materials are disposed of in accordance with all local, state, and united states federal regulations.
Pharmaceutical Waste Containers
The main difference between pharmaceutical waste containers is the type of waste that should be placed in each. It is important for health care facilities to use the correct container for the type of waste they are disposing of.
Sharps Container: This type of container is used for the disposal of needles and other sharp objects such as syringes, scalpel blades, and lancets. It is important that these items are disposed of properly to ensure they cannot cause harm to anyone who may come into contact with them.
Chemotherapy Waste Container: This container is used for the disposal of chemotherapy drugs. It is important that these drugs are disposed of properly to ensure they are disposed of in a way that is safe for both the environment and human health.
Pharmaceutical Waste Container: This container is used for the disposal of expired drugs and other pharmaceuticals such as over-the-counter medications and vitamins. It is important that these items are disposed of properly to ensure that they do not end up in the wrong hands or end up contaminating the environment.
Hazardous Waste Container: This container is used for the disposal of hazardous waste such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and other hazardous materials.