Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Pharmaceutical waste poses a threat to both the environment and public health due to the high concentrations of medicines, drugs, medicaments, and medications it contains. To address the potential risks associated with pharmaceutical waste, state and federal regulatory agencies have implemented guidelines and regulations outlining the proper handling and disposal procedures for Scottsdale and the entire US.

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Medical Waste Pros has your back. We offer a diverse range of service options designed to cater to the needs of businesses and residents. Our goal is to provide you with a suitable solution that meets your requirements. For larger-scale services, we provide convenient pickup solutions that prioritize the safety and security of handling and disposing of your medical waste. In addition, we offer hassle-free mailback options for businesses and residences, ensuring efficient management of smaller quantities of medical waste while complying with state, local, and federal laws.

Medical Waste Pros Scottsdale partners with knowledgeable experts in pharmaceutical waste disposal who possess the expertise to effectively manage and handle expired medications. They will guide you in selecting the appropriate containers for waste storage and help optimize your office for efficient pharmaceutical waste management.

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Arizona

Expired pharmaceuticals pose a substantial environmental risk as they do not naturally degrade. Improper disposal, such as discarding them in landfills or flushing them down drains, results in water supply contamination. Their persistent presence in the environment leads to the release of harmful chemicals.

To protect communities and preserve local environments, regulatory entities such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State Health Departments have implemented rigorous regulations that outline appropriate protocols for the disposal of expired pharmaceuticals. These regulations aim to promote the safe and responsible handling of pharmaceutical waste. They also help to reduce its impact on the environment and public health.

Is Your Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous?

Some pharmaceuticals are classified as hazardous and must be treated primarily as hazardous waste. To be considered hazardous a pharmaceutical must meet at least one of the below requirements:

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

If your pharmaceutical waste falls under any of the criteria mentioned, it is classified as hazardous and necessitates specialized handling. It is imperative to handle such waste with care and promptly contact a hazardous waste specialist in your local area.

Medical Waste Pros Scottsdale works in partnership with numerous hazardous waste removal companies, offering an extensive network of dependable collaborators. We can aid you in identifying the most appropriate hazardous waste specialist who possesses the requisite knowledge and capabilities to safely handle and dispose of your pharmaceutical waste in accordance with regulatory obligations.

Medical Waste Pros Is Here to Help You Manage Your Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceutical waste poses a threat to the environment and to the public. Keep your community safe by partnering with a medical waste disposal company. It will reduce your liability and streamline your waste management procedure. To get started and receive a free quote, call us at (480) 389-2898 or fill out the form.

Medical Waste Pros Scottsdale Location

Medical Waste Pros Scottsdale
17757 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale AZ 85255
(480) 389-2898

Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM