San Francisco Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services

California pharmaceutical waste producers must abide by strict guidelines when disposing of pharmaceuticals. Medicine, medication, medicament, and prescribed drugs can be harmful to the environment and the general public, so it’s important to use proper containers and disposal techniques when getting rid of them.

Medical Waste Pros San Francisco partners with local service providers who offer ongoing, one-time, and mail-back kit waste disposal solutions. Our professionals offer competitive rates and flexible services. Their options allow you to find the best system for your specific needs.

Our contractors will help you find the best service type for you needs. Get started by filling out the form on the right or calling us at (415) 513-1055. Within minutes we will get you several free quotes on services in Northern California near you.

Pharmaceutical Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in San Francisco Defined

Pharmaceuticals are manufactured to have high concentrations. This helps people who are in need, but can be harmful if in the wrong hands or when they are left to decompose in nature. High concentration pharmaceuticals don’t degrade on their own over time, so if they are thrown into a landfill they sit and rot forever, possibly leaching into the groundwater.

To mitigate these negative effects, both the State Health Department and the Environmental Protections Agency have rules as to how pharmaceuticals should be handled.

Is My Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste?

 In order for waste to be considered hazardous, it must meet at least one of the below requirements:

  • Waste where the sole active ingredient is listed as hazardous by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
  • Waste with ingredient(s) that exhibit characteristics of hazardous waste as defined by the RCRA: corrosive, ignitable, reactive/explosive, or toxic/radioactive.
  • Waste that is deemed hazardous by the California state environmental agency.


If your pharmaceuticals meet one of more of the above requirements be sure to handle it with care. Hazardous waste requires special treatment, and should be transported and disposed of by professionals. Medical Waste Pros San Francisco partners with dependable service providers who have the proper tools to safely handle hazardous waste.

Whether you need waste picked up daily or once a month, we will find a local provider to meet your needs.

Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals across California

Medical Waste Pros San Francisco will match you with a service partner that offers flexible disposal options at affordable rates. We work with organizations across a variety of industries including:

Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – Waste generated at these types of facilities can vary by location. Our partners will help you decide how to dispose of every kind of waste you produce.

Hospitals – Hospitals are a hotbed for medical waste. Surgery centers, blood banks, laboratories and more produce a spectrum of waste—our partners can help.

Pharmacies – Pharmacies mainly produce pharmaceutical waste, but in the event that other types of waste are generated, our San Francisco contractors can dispose of it all.

Clinics – Retail clinics and private practices produce medical waste that needs to be carefully disposed of. Our partners can dispose of any quantity of waste quickly and efficiently.

Regardless of the type of company you have, our service providers will work with you to find the best waste disposal system for your pharmaceuticals and other waste products. When you have to comply with the Medication Management Standards you want all the help you can get.

Get Free, No-Obligation Quotes on Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Waste Disposal in CA

Medical Waste Pros San Francisco connects San Francisco businesses to local medical waste management companies in an effort to increase workplace safety and keep the environment clean and safe for everyone. If your office needs help disposing of pharmaceutical waste, our contractors will get you the right containers and the right disposal schedule for your needs.

For free quotes on the services offered near you, or if you have any questions on medical waste disposal, give us a call at (415) 513-1055 or fill out the form on the right.