Portland Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services
In Portland, it’s critical that you have steps in place to manage and dispose of medicinal products, medicine, medication, medicament, or drugs. Pharmaceutical waste can cause harm to the environment, so there are certain precautions that must be put in place to make sure your organization is complaint to state and federal regulations- and not affecting their environment with improper pharmaceutical waste disposal.
Medical Waste Pros Portland will find a local provider that will handle your pharmaceutical waste properly and affordably. Let a local professional located right in Portland help you figure out the proper pharmaceutical waste disposal program in place based the amount of medical waste you produce.
They’ll provide you with containers, schedule a regular pickup or set up your mail-back service, and eliminate the risk of harmful medications affecting your patients, staff, and the environment.
To get started, give us a call at (503) 894-5143 or fill out the form to the right! Within minutes, you’ll have multiple quotes from Portland-Based Pharmaceutical Waste Providers.
Pharmaceutical Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Portland Defined
Expired pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical waste is regulated by Environmental Protection Agency and the State Health Department. There are items in pharmaceuticals that might help people, but are hazardous to the environment.
Most medicines have high concentrations, and those concentrations don’t degrade over time. If they’re not disposed of properly, there’s a tremendous danger to employees and the environment.
Is my Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste?
There are certain requirements that must be met for a pharmaceutical to be classified as hazardous waste:
- The sole active ingredient in the pharmaceutical that needs to be disposed of is 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), which requires that it be treated as hazardous waste under RCRA.
- The material is already regulated by your state environmental agency.
If any or all of these items apply, you should take the steps to ensure you are disposing of it properly. Let Medical Waste Pros Portland connect you with a local provider to put together a customized program for your pharmaceutical waste and medical waste management.
If you need to dispose of pharmaceuticals on a regular schedule, or just need periodic on-call pickup, we can find a local provider to help you.
Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals throughout Portland
Medical Waste Pros Portland’s partners offer secure, compliant, reliable pharmaceutical waste disposal for any industry, but our local experts focus on the following organizations:
Hospitals – Including managing pharmaceutical waste in any hospital setting, surgery centers, laboratories, blood banks and more.
Clinics – Do you have a retail clinic or do you run a private practice? Learn how we can help manager your medical waste and pharmaceutical waste efficiently and affordably.
Pharmacies – Our experts can help retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies with easy-to-manage systems to ensure expired medications are disposed of properly.
Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – There are several unique aspects that are involved in long-term care pharmaceutical disposal- we make sure you understand what you need to help protect your employees and residents.
We’ll connect you with providers in Portland to help you strengthen your compliance efforts and protect your employees from harm. Pharmacists must comply with the Medication Management Standards mandated by the Joint Commission.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal in Portland
Medical Waste Pros Portland connects you with local experts to help you develop a proper medical waste disposal program that ensures you comply with all required regulations. They can even assist you with training and proper medical and prescription disposal management.
Let our Portland Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Providers help you select the containers, schedule, and system that works best for your organization. To get free quotes on common medical waste disposal, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (503) 894-5143.