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Texas Medical Waste has been providing low-cost, reliable, and compliant services since 2008.
Is Pharmaceutical Waste Regulated as Hazardous Waste?
About 10% of all pharmaceutical waste is considered to be “hazardous waste” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA classifications depend on each medication’s chemical properties. States may regulate more pharmaceuticals as hazardous waste than the EPA.
The EPA regulates the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals through the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
The DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration) regulates the disposal of pharmaceutical waste. https://www.dea.gov/drug-information/csa
Here are some helpful links to learn more about the EPA, RCRA, and DEA controlled substances:
What Are the Risks of Improper Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal?
If disposed of incorrectly, active pharmaceutical ingredients can be released into the environment. Improper drug disposal methods can include washing drugs down sinks, flushing them down toilets, or throwing them away in the regular trash.
Improper pharmaceutical waste management can also contribute to the opioid epidemic. Leaving unneeded and addictive pain medication in patient homes rather than promptly discarding them can increase the risk that a household member could access and abuse them.
Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal
Texas Medical Waste< can help your facility manage pharmaceutical waste. From compliance training to medication waste disposal, our services are designed to fit the needs of facilities of all sizes.
Texas Medical Waste accepts DEA schedule 3, 4 & 5 category drugs.
For DEA Controlled Drugs, schedule 1 & 2, Texas Medical Wasteservices provides “RX Destroyer” to help simplify confusing requirements as well as maintaining compliance.
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Texas Medical Waste: Your Trusted Partner
Texas Medical Waste is TCEQ registered MSW- 50124 and fully insured to provide proper removal, disposal and transport of all your medical waste. We are fully compliant with all Federal, State and Local regulations applicable to medical waste removal, disposal and transport services.
Texas Medical Waste provides low cost, reliable solutions for all your medical waste pickup and disposal needs.