Pharmaceutical Waste

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What is Pharmaceutical Waste?

Pharmaceutical waste includes expired, unused, split, and contaminated pharmaceutical products, drugs, vaccines, and serums that are no longer required and need to be disposed of appropriately. The category also includes discarded items used in the handling of pharmaceuticals, such as bottles or boxes with residues, gloves, masks, connecting tubing and drug vials.

Pharmaceutical waste is not a single waste stream, but many distinct waste streams that reflect the complexity and diversity of the chemicals that comprise pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical waste is classified as hazardous (RCRA) or non-hazardous (Non- RCRA). Properly separating these waste streams will help you follow regulatory requirements and avoid costly handling fees.

Non RCRA Pharmaceuticals

Acceptable Materials

  • Pills
  • Injectables
  • Antibiotics
  • Packaging

Not Acceptable Materials

  • Controlled Substances
  • RCRA Pharmaceuticals

RCRA Hazardous Pharmaceuticals

Acceptable Materials

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

Not Acceptable Materials

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

Waste Segregation Guidance

These items do not represent a complete list of acceptable materials. It is the responsibility of all generators to ensure waste materials are properly categorized and disposed of in the correct containers.

Should you have questions, our professional team can assist you with categorizing your waste materials for proper disposal or refer to the EPA websites for both state and federal requirements.

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AMS provides a variety of container types and sizes tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

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