Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services in San Diego

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.

Medical Waste Pros San Diego will find a medical waste management company to help you properly dispose of your expired pharmaceuticals. Partnering with a service provider reduces your liability, and they use the proper containers and procedures for pharmaceutical disposal. Make your office environment safe and efficient.

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 removal companies know how to handle everything.

Give us a call at (619) 894-8758 or fill out the form on the right to get matched with a service provider in your area. We will get you FREE quotes in minutes!

Pharmaceutical Waste and Pharmaceutical Disposal in San Diego Defined

Pharmaceutical waste is dangerous because of the high concentrations most pharmaceuticals have. This means they don’t degrade naturally overtime, and when thrown into a landfill they will not biodegrade.

To protect the health of the environment rules have been created by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Health Department regarding proper disposal of pharmaceutical products. Work with these laws to protect your community.

Is My Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous?

Hazardous waste must meet one of the following requirements:

  • The active ingredient must be listed by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as a hazardous waste
  • It must be regulated by your state environmental agency already
  • It must contain ingredient(s) that produce characteristics of hazardous waste (ignitable, corrosive, reactive/explosive, or toxic/radioactive)


If your pharmaceutical waste meets any one of the above qualifications it is considered as hazardous waste and should be treated as such. Medical Waste Pros San Diego can help you find a reliable service provider in your area who handles both pharmaceutical and hazardous waste.

If you need regularly scheduled pickups or just a one-time waste removal, we will find a service provider to help.

Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals throughout San Diego

Any industry that produces medical waste needs it properly removed. These are the industries we have worked closest with in the past:

Hospitals – We help hospitals find solutions to their waste management needs in a variety of settings including laboratories, surgery centers, blood banks and more.

Clinics – Our professionals are trained to handle medical waste from retail clinics and private practices, no matter how much you generate.

Pharmacies – Pharmacies have to responsibly dispose of their expired medications. We help retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies manage their waste and keep their communities safe.

Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – Medical waste from hospice facilities can vary. We help these facilities understand what types of medical waste they have so they can better organize, plan, and ultimately dispose of it correctly.

Pharmacists must comply with the Medication Management Standards and we can help. Our San Diego providers have years of experience and know the best ways to handle every type of medical waste efficiently and safely.

Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Hazardous and Pharmaceutical Medical Waste Disposal in San Diego

If you have pharmaceutical waste that needs to be properly destroyed, Medical Waste Pros San Diego can help. Our experts are trained in proper disposal techniques and know the most efficient way to destroy pharmaceuticals while keeping it safe.

Let us help you find the best waste removal company in San Diego. Call us at (619) 894-8758 or fill out the form on the right for free quotes on services near you. Within minutes you will have several quoted options to choose from.