Trust our experts to handle your pharmaceutical waste with the utmost care and expertise. Contact New England MedWaste today to unlock the secrets of proper pharmaceutical waste management.

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Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions

Pharmaceutical waste management is a crucial concern, with significant health and environmental impacts. However, understanding the safe and EPA-compliant disposal of pharmaceuticals doesn’t need to be overwhelming.

Partnering with our pharmaceutical waste experts doesn’t just mean gaining access to a wealth of knowledge and experience; we’ll also develop a customized segregation and disposal program tailored to your specific needs.

With New England MedWaste, rest easy knowing that our solutions are designed to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and DEA. Compliance is our top priority, and we’ll guide you every step of the way.

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Unlock the Ease of Proper Pharmaceutical Waste Management

When it comes to pharmaceutical waste, one thing is clear: not all medical waste is created equal. At New England MedWaste, we specialize in handling various types of pharmaceutical waste, ensuring that each category receives the proper treatment it deserves.

Here’s a glimpse at the different types of pharmaceutical waste we expertly manage:

  • Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Trace Chemotherapy and Pathological Waste
  • DEA Controlled Substances
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Benefits of the Pharmaceutical Waste Program

Effectively manage and minimize the environmental impact of pharmaceutical waste with our comprehensive pharmaceutical waste program. By enrolling in our program, you’ll unlock a range of benefits that ensure compliance, proper segregation, and peace of mind. Here’s what our program includes.
NDC Characterization & Segregation

NDC Characterization & Segregation

National Drug Code (NDC) Characterization of all pharmaceuticals on your pharmacy’s formulary will provide guidance for proper segregation and likely save you time and money.

Compliance and Consulting Support

Compliance and Consulting Support

Ensure Compliance with Our Annual Survey and Expert Support: Identify and address findings, deficiencies, and inquiries promptly with our accessible pharmaceutical waste experts during regular business hours.

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Safeguard the Reusable Non-Hazardous Containers

We offer disposable and reusable non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste containers to ensure safe and compliant management and disposal.

Training Materials & Aids

Training Materials & Aids

Education is critical to effective pharmaceutical waste management. We provide the resources and knowledge for proper pharmaceutical waste segregation and disposal.

Compliance, Expertise, and Peace of Mind

Effortless Pharmaceutical Waste Management Solutions

Let New England MedWaste handle the complexities of pharmaceutical waste management. By partnering with us, you can rest easy knowing your pharmaceutical waste is properly managed and disposed of using the proper waste disposal methods.

New England MedWaste has the experience and expertise to ensure you understand and comply with all federal, state, and local laws regarding pharmaceutical waste. Let us help you with a comprehensive solution that’s safe, compliant, and cost-effective.

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Answering Your Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Pharmaceutical Medical Waste

How to dispose of pharmaceutical waste?

Proper disposal of pharmaceutical waste is crucial to protect public health and the environment. It’s recommended to work with a reputable medical waste management company — like New England MedWaste — that specializes in pharmaceutical waste disposal.

We will provide the appropriate containers and guidance on how to segregate and package different types of pharmaceutical waste. Then, waste is labeled, collected and transported for treatment and disposal in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

How do I dispose of expired pharmaceutical vials?

Pharmaceutical vials with more than 3% volume must be placed into an DEA approved pharmaceutical waste container (white/blue). The container must be labeled “Incinerate” only.

  • Place the empty vials in a designated medical waste container provided by your medical waste management provider.
  • Once the container is full, arrange for pickup or drop-off at an authorized facility for proper treatment and disposal.
How do I dispose of empty pharmaceutical vials?

Empty pharmaceutical vials with less than 3% volume can be considered trash. However, some pharmacies or healthcare facilities may have specific protocols for medication disposal, including trace volumes. Consult with your facility.

What is RCRA Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste?

RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste refers to pharmaceutical products that are classified as hazardous waste according to EPA regulations. These can include expired or unused medications, as well as pharmaceuticals that pose a potential risk to human health or the environment if not disposed of properly.

Remember, it is essential to consult with your local regulations and work with a certified medical waste disposal company to ensure proper handling and disposal of pharmaceutical waste.