New York Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services

Pharmaceutical waste is harmful to the environment when the proper precautions are not taken during its disposal. New York has various state and local laws outlining the steps pharmaceutical waste producers must take when disposing of medicinal products, medicine, medication, medicament, and drugs.

To help you avoid harming your environment, Medical Waste Pros New York will find a local contractor who will properly handle your pharmaceutical waste at an affordable rate. Let us help you find a reputable local New York provider who has the tools and industry knowledge to help you manage your pharmaceutical waste, no matter how much you regularly produce.

Our contractors will provide the proper containers and set up a schedule for either pickup or mailback services, helping you stay in compliance with local laws and eliminate the risk of harmful waste affecting your patients, your staff, or the environment.

To get started, call us at (917) 675-3627 or fill out the form on the right for free quotes. In minutes we will connect you with several local, reputable medical waste providers who have been servicing New York for years.

Pharmaceutical Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in New York Defined

In certain doses, and when prescribed, pharmaceuticals can greatly help patients in need. But if drugs are flushed down the toilet and enter the water system, or thrown in the garbage and left to decompose out in the environment, there are harmful repercussions to the community.

Many pharmaceuticals have high concentrations, which don’t degrade well over time. To mediate this issue, the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Health Department regulated the disposal of pharmaceutical waste and expired drugs.

Is My Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste?

To classify as hazardous waste, pharmaceuticals must meet the below requirements:

  • The sole active ingredient in the pharmaceutical must be listed by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as a hazardous waste.
  • It contains ingredient(s) that result in the pharmaceutical exhibiting characteristics of hazardous waste (ignitable, corrosive, reactive/explosive, or toxic/radioactive) per RCRA.
  • The material is already regulated by the New York state environmental agency.


If any of these descriptions apply to your pharmaceutical waste, you need to take proper precautions when disposing of it. We can easily connect you with several local providers who know exactly how to deal with hazardous pharmaceuticals, and will help you set up a personalized waste management program.

Whether you need a one-time pickup or regularly scheduled service, we will match you with the best solution.

Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals throughout New York

Medical Waste Pros New York offers compliant, reliable pharmaceutical waste management for every industry, but our local experts focus on the following organizations:

Pharmacies – Both retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies need proper disposal methods and procedures. Our New York contractors can help both organizations establish simple, compliant waste management systems.

Hospitals – Surgery centers, blood banks, laboratories and more all need to properly manage waste and our experts are trained to help.

Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – Long-term care facilities generate unique types of waste; our local providers can help them understand how to properly dispose of several types of medical waste.

Clinics – Retail clinics and private practices need to know how to dispose of medical waste. Our local contractors help protect patients and employees with their industry specific techniques.

Pharmacists must comply with the Medication Management Standards mandated by the Joint Commission. Medical Waste Pros New York will connect you with knowledgeable local providers to help keep you in compliance and protect your community.

Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal throughout New York

Medical Waste Pros New York helps you find the best solutions for your pharmaceutical, hazardous, and biological medical waste needs. We have a large network of local contractors who are competing for your business, ensuring you receive the best price and the best service.

Let us help you stay in compliance with all federal and New York laws. We’ll connect you to a service provider who will find you the proper containers and service type to fit your exact needs. Fill out the form on the right or give us a call at (917) 675-3627 for free quotes on services near you.