Detroit Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services

Medicine, medicament, medication, and drugs are all types of pharmaceuticals that require special treatment before final disposal. Pharmaceuticals typically have high concentrations which makes it difficult for them to naturally degrade, and therefore makes them dangerous to the environment.

To keep pharmaceuticals out of the wrong hands and to protect the environment, regulations have been put in place at the federal and state levels to control how pharmaceuticals are stored and disposed of. Medical Waste Pros Detroit partners with responsible medical waste management companies across Michigan to help organizations safely manage their pharmaceutical waste.

For free quotes on waste disposal services near you, call us at (313) 879-3056 or fill out the form on the right. Our qualified partners will provide the right containers and set you up on a waste disposal schedule to meet your needs.

Pharmaceutical Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Detroit Defined

Pharmaceuticals have high concentrations, which makes them a threat to the environment. High concentration materials do not naturally degrade, so if tossed in with regular trash they will sit in landfills for hundreds of years.

Because of this, both the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Health Department regulate the disposal of medicines and drugs. These items can be helpful when they are prescribed to people who need them, but harmful in the wrong hands, or when disposed of without treatment.

Is My Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste?

For a pharmaceutical to be classified as hazardous it must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • The main active ingredient in the medicine must be listed as hazardous by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • It contains at least one ingredient that results in the material exhibiting characteristics of hazardous waste (reactive/explosive, corrosive, ignitable, or toxic/radioactive)
  • The item must already be regulated by the Michigan state environmental agency


If your pharmaceutical waste meets any of the above criteria, it classifies as hazardous waste and needs to be handled and disposed of accordingly. Medical Waste Pros Detroit will match you with a capable local service provider who can handle both pharmaceutical waste and hazardous waste, while reducing your liability.

Whether you need a one-time pickup or regularly scheduled services, we will find a medical waste management company who will meet your needs at an affordable rate.

Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals throughout Wayne County

Detroit businesses that produce medical waste have options when it comes to medical waste disposal. Our partners provide a comprehensive line of services to companies in all industries, including:

Hospitals – Laboratories, surgery centers, blood banks, and more all produce types of medical waste. Whatever kind of waste you produce, our experts will handle it efficiently.

Clinics – Retail clinics and private practices produce medical waste that needs to be disposed of properly. Our local professionals have systematic processes to streamline waste disposal.

Pharmacies – Both retail pharmacies and large-scale pharmaceutical companies produce medical waste. Our partners can handle any volume of waste, and pick it up at any scheduled frequency.

Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – Hospice facilities generate medical waste, though it can be tough to differentiate what is medical waste and what is normal waste. Our contractors can help.

No matter what industry you are in, or where you are located in Detroit, our service experts will find a solution for your medical waste. Pharmacists must comply with the Medication Management Standards, and we can help.

Get Free, No Hassle Quotes on Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal in Detroit

Medical Waste Pros Detroit understands the stress and strain that organizations in the medical field work under every day. We strive to make your lives easier by connecting you with reliable, local medical waste providers who offer flexible services at affordable rates and help keep your company in compliance.

If you are ready to implement a medical waste management strategy at your facility, give us a call at (313) 879-3056 or fill out the form on the right. We are happy to answer any questions you have, and we will get you several free quotes in minutes.