St. Louis Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services
There are strict laws in St. Louis governing the management and disposal of harmful products such as medicine, medicament, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical waste can cause harm to the environment and anyone not specifically prescribed them. To mitigate the negative effects of expired pharmaceuticals, several different federal and state agencies have laws pertaining to their proper disposal.
Medical Waste Pros St. Louis has a network of local St. Louis partners who specialize in medical waste disposal services and know exactly how to handle pharmaceuticals. Let a professional help keep your office in compliance and keep your employees and patients safe.
Our partners will provide the proper containers for your materials and help you choose the best disposal system for your unique situation.
To get connected to our network of providers, simply fill out the form on the right or call us at (314) 658-9351. We will get you several free quotes on flexible service options near you in minutes.
Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in St. Louis Defined
Pharmaceutical waste is distinct from other types of medical waste because it has high concentrations which don’t allow it to degrade naturally. This characteristic means pharmaceuticals need to be highly regulated and should be kept separate from all other types of waste.
Expired pharmaceuticals can harm the environment if improperly disposed of. They can also cause harm to people who are not prescribed it them medications, as the high doses can be too much for a healthy body. Because pharmaceutical waste has potential to be very damaging, both the State Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency regulate the disposal of pharmaceutical waste.
Is My Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous?
To qualify as a hazardous material, a pharmaceutical must meet at least one of the below requirements:
- The pharmaceutical must already be regulated by your state environmental agency
- The sole active ingredient in the pharmaceuticals is listed by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as hazardous
- The pharmaceutical must contain at least one ingredient that results in the pharmaceutical exhibiting characteristics of hazardous waste: radioactive/toxic, corrosive, explosive/reactive, or ignitable
If your pharmaceutical waste meets any of the above characteristics, it is considered hazardous waste and should be treated as such. Hazardous waste poses a different kind of threat than pharmaceutical or common medical waste and needs to be handled separately.
If you need to dispose of pharmaceuticals or hazardous waste, our professionals can handle both types of waste. Fill out the form on the right and we will get back to you within minutes and connect you to our network of local providers for free.
Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals throughout Missouri
Medical Waste Pros St. Louis partners with local waste disposal providers who can help any business that produces medical waste. We frequently work with:
Clinics – Private practices and retail clinics alike produce medical waste that needs to be responsibly disposed of. Our experts can handle all types of waste efficiently.
Pharmacies – Pharmaceutical waste requires special treatment and disposal. Avoid harming your community and local environment by partnering with a disposal service provider who practices the proper disposal techniques.
Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – Long-term care facilities produce a variety of medical waste items that can be difficult to categorize correctly. Our professionals know exactly how to classify all types of waste and will help keep these facilities organized and safe.
Hospitals – From laboratories, to blood banks, to surgery centers, and more, hospitals produce large volumes of medical waste daily. To keep these settings running cleanly and smoothly, medical waste disposal companies specialize in medical waste disposal and collection bin organization.
No matter what industry your business is in, our providers will find a solution for you. To learn more about service options in your area, or to get free quotes from qualified service providers, call us today. We will help you comply with the Medication Management Standards, the Bloodborne Pathogen Standards, and everything else.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Pharmaceuticals and Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal in St. Louis
Medical Waste Pros St. Louis partners with local medical waste removal companies to help businesses across St. Louis stay in compliance with all disposal laws. Pharmaceuticals pose a threat to the environment and communities—businesses that produce pharmaceutical waste have a responsibility to keep everyone safe and dispose of it properly.
Our professionals have the tools and training to take care of your medical waste, pharmaceuticals waste, hazardous waste, and more. Call us today at (314) 658-9351 or fill out the form on the right for free quotes on reliable service options near you today.