Chemotherapy Waste

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What is Trace Chemotherapy Waste?

Trace Chemotherapy Waste is material that has been contaminated through contact with or previously contained these agents.

These agents are regulated and typically include the following:

  • Melphalan
  • Uracil Mustard
  • Daunomycin
  • Mitomycin C
  • Chlorambucil
  • Diethylstilbestrol
  • Streptozotocin
  • Cyclophosphamide

Acceptable Materials

Any of the following items that came in contact with or previously contained chemotherapeutic agents (with only residual amounts remaining)

  • Drug Bottles/Containers
  • Drapes
  • Contaminated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Contaminated IV Tubing
  • Contaminated Gauze and Bandages

Not Acceptable Materials

  • Any items that contain more than 3% of the original volume of a chemotherapeutic agent. Several chemotherapy drugs are considered a form of hazardous chemical waste and should be disposed of in a different manner
  • Garbage (standard municipal waste)
  • Chemical Waste

What is Bulk Chemotherapy Waste?

Bulk Chemotherapy Waste is any item that contains more than 3% of the original amount of a chemotherapeutic agent.

Acceptable Materials

  • Pills
  • Injectables
  • U-Listed Materials
  • P-Listed Materials
  • Packaging
  • Bulk Chemotherapy

Not Acceptable Materials

  • Controlled Substances
  • Industrial Waste
  • Municipal Waste
  • Chemical Waste

For more information on chemotherapy drugs that are not considered to be “trace chemotherapy” see our pharmaceutical page or refer to the EPA websites for both state and federal requirements.

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