Minneapolis Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services
There are strict regulations regarding the disposal of pharmaceuticals at both the federal and state levels. Medicines and common drugs don’t degrade well overtime, which means they pose a threat to the environment. When they are prescribed to someone in need they can be extremely helpful, but in the wrong hands they can be dangerous.
Regulations about pharmaceutical disposal outline certain containers for expired medications, and encourage pharmaceuticals to be kept separate from other types of medical waste to ensure their proper disposal.
Medical Waste Pros Minneapolis will find a medical waste management company that will reduce your liability, use the proper containers and procedures for pharmaceutical disposal, and help make your office environment safe and efficient.
Give us a call at (612) 255-4845 or fill out the form on the right to get started. We will get you FREE quotes in minutes!
Pharmaceutical Waste and Proper Disposal in Minneapolis
Pharmaceuticals have high concentrations and require special treatment before their final disposal. The Environmental Protection Agency and the State Health Department have rules regulated how pharmaceuticals should be disposed of.
Not following these rules can result in severe fines, and will cause unnecessary damage to the environment and your community. Using a service provider makes proper disposal easy.
Is My Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous?
For a material to be classified as hazardous it must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- It is currently regulated by your state environmental agency.
- The sole active ingredient is listed by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as hazardous
- It contains ingredient(s) that result in the pharmaceutical exhibiting characteristics of hazardous waste: reactive/explosive, ignitable, corrosive, or radioactive/toxic
If any of the above apply to your pharmaceuticals, they must be treated as a hazardous waste first and foremost. Medical Waste Pros Minneapolis can help you take care of both your pharmaceutical and hazardous waste.
Our providers work with all types of wastes, and can perform a one-time pickup, or schedule services in advance for your business.
Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals throughout Minneapolis
Organizations in all different industries can produce medical waste. Our service partners work with businesses in any industry, but specialize in the following:
Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – Long-term care facilities generate all different types of medical waste. Managing them all can get confusing, but our Minneapolis professionals can help.
Hospitals – From blood banks, to laboratories, to surgery centers—medical waste is produced rapidly. Our experts offer flexible service options to take care of your medical waste when you need it.
Clinics – Both retail clinics and private practices produce medical waste. No matter how often you need your waste picked up, our providers will be there to help you dispose of infectious materials.
Pharmacies – Pharmacies big and small produce medical waste that needs to be properly disposed of. Our local contractors have the tools to get the job done safely.
Pharmacists must comply with the Medication Management Standards, and we can connect you to a service provider in Hennepin County who complies with all applicable laws.
Get Free Quotes on Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal in Minneapolis
Medical Waste Pros Minneapolis has a network of qualified waste removal partners who can dispose of your medical waste responsibly. Whether you produce pharmaceutical waste, regulated waste, or all different kinds of medical waste, our partners are trained to handle it all.
Reduce your liability with help from a local Minneapolis waste disposal company. Call us today at (612) 255-4845 or fill out the form on the right to be put in touch with the best, and get free quotes from reliable service providers in your area.