Seattle Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services
Pharmaceutical waste requires special treatment before its final disposal, so it must be kept separate from all other types of medical waste. Medication, medicament, and drugs often have high concentrations, which makes them helpful to people in need, but harmful to the environment or when in the wrong hands.
To mitigate any harmful effects of expired medications, there are federal and state laws mandating their disposal. Medical Waste Pros Seattle will connect you to a local waste management company to help your organization stay in compliance.
Our partners have years of industry experience and stay up-to-date on all Washington state legal updates regarding pharmaceutical disposal. They will provide you with the proper containers and dispose of your waste in a safe, legal manner.
To be matched with an affordable service provider near you, call us at (206) 905-1626 or fill out the form on the right. We will get you free quotes.
Seattle Pharmaceutical Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Defined
Medicines have high concentrations which means they don’t degrade on their own. Pharmaceuticals must be processed at a treatment plant before their final disposal to prevent any damage to the environment.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the State Health Department regulate the destruction of pharmaceuticals. Keep in compliance by partnering with a qualified pharmaceutical disposal company.
Is My Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous?
Hazardous waste should be handled with care and kept separate from other types of waste. If your pharmaceuticals are hazardous they need to be labeled as such and disposed of properly.
There are a few qualities that serve to classify a material as hazardous:
- The material may already be regulated by your Washington state’s environmental agency
- The active ingredient in the pharmaceutical is listed as hazardous by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- The material contains ingredient(s) that result in the pharmaceutical exhibiting signs of hazardous waste: ignitable, reactive/explosive, toxic/radioactive, or corrosive
If your pharmaceuticals match any of the above characteristics, its vital that you treat it primarily as hazardous waste.
Medical Waste Pros Seattle will help you find a waste management company to help destroy your pharmaceutical waste and your hazardous waste. Just fill out the form on the right and we will connect you to several service providers in your area.
Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals throughout Seattle
Pharmacists must comply with the Medication Management Standards in order to keep their employees and patients safe. Medical Waste Pros Seattle only partners with capable service providers who follow all federal and state guidelines for waste disposal.
No matter what industry you are in, we will find a service partner to help you manage your waste. In the past we have focused our attention on the following industries:
Pharmacies – Pharmacies mostly produce pharmaceutical waste, but if your pharmacy produces additional types of medical waste, our providers can help you manage it all.
Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – The medical waste produced at hospice facilities can get complicated and confusing, but our experts can guide the way and set up efficient waste management processes.
Clinics – Both retail clinics and private practices need to implement proper medical waste disposal policies. No matter how much waste you generate our local contractors can dispose of it for you.
Hospitals – Blood banks, surgery centers, laboratories, and more produce medical waste. No matter the type or quantity, our professionals are trained to handle all types of dangerous, infectious waste safely.
We can quickly connect you to local providers so you can keep your business in compliance with all disposal laws and keep your employees and patients safe.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal in Seattle
Medical Waste Pros Seattle has an extensive network of Seattle based contractors who provide flexible disposal services to businesses across industries. If you need to revamp your medical waste disposal safety efforts, we can connect you to a reliable service provider in your area in minutes.
Simply fill out the form on the right or give us a call at (206) 905-1626 for free quotes from qualified service providers. We will find a waste management company to help make your office a safe place today.