Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services in Hillsborough County

Tampa businesses that produce medical waste have to comply with strict laws coming from both federal and state agencies. Improper medical and pharmaceutical waste disposal has severe consequences ranging from steep fines to tarnished reputations.

Pharmaceutical waste is a type of medical waste that requires very specific handling and disposal. It’s inability to naturally degrade and the threat it poses to people who are not prescribed it as a medicine makes it a highly regulated category of medical waste.

Medical Waste Pros Tampa partners with providers who handle all types of medical waste and know the correct ways to dispose of them to keep people and the environment safe. Rather than take a risk and possibly expose your employees or patients to harmful materials, partner with a qualified provider.

Get started by giving us a call at (813) 579-4288 or filling out the form on the right. Within minutes you will have free quotes from reliable service providers near your Tampa office.

Pharmaceutical Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Tampa

Expired pharmaceuticals pose a threat to anyone not specifically prescribed them as medication, and to the environment. Their high concentrations make them non-biodegradable, and they must be processed before final disposal. And when in the right hands, they can help people in need, but in the wrong hands they can cause serious harm and be dangerous to health.

The State Health Department and the Environmental Agency both regulate expired pharmaceuticals to protect people and the environment.

Hazardous Waste Defined

Hazardous waste is its own category of medical waste and requires special treatment. Some types of pharmaceuticals can fall under hazardous waste, and if yours do, you need to treat them as such. Here are the qualities that determine if waste is hazardous:

  • The active ingredient is listed as hazardous by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • It contains ingredients that force the pharmaceutical to display signs of hazardous waste: corrosive, reactive/explosive, ignitable, radioactive/toxic
  • It is already regulated by your state environmental agency


If any of the above apply to your pharmaceuticals (or any other waste) you need to treat it as hazardous waste primarily. Medical Waste Pros Tampa can connect you to a provider who handles sharps waste, pharmaceuticals waste, and hazardous waste.

We offer scheduled services as well as one-time pickups. Simply call us to learn more and get free quotes.

Medical Waste Disposal for Pharmaceuticals Throughout Tampa

Pharmaceutical waste can be produced by a variety of industries. We work with anyone in need of disposal help, which frequently includes:

Long-Term Care/Hospice Facilities – These facilities often produce large varieties of medical waste. Our partners will help categorize waste and remove it safely and efficiently.

Hospitals – Hospitals also produce a variety of types of waste. From blood banks, to laboratories, to surgery centers, our experts can take care of it all.

Clinics – Retail clinics and private practices produce medical waste. Our professionals in Tampa can handle any volume of waste responsibly.

Pharmacies – Pharmacies produce mainly pharmaceutical types of waste. To comply with all laws pertaining to pharmaceutical disposal, partner with one of our local contractors.

No matter what industry your company is in, if you produce pharmaceutical waste it needs to be handled with care. All pharmacists must comply with the Joint Commission’s Medication Management Standards, and our providers work hard to help.

Get Free Quotes on Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal in Florida

Pharmaceutical waste is a unique type of medical waste and needs to be properly handled and disposed of to keep communities and the environment safe and healthy. At Medical Waste Pros Tampa, we partner with qualified service providers who know the best techniques for pharmaceuticals management and disposal.

To get free quotes on services throughout Tampa call us at (813) 579-4288 or fill out the form on the right. Within minutes you will be in touch with several local disposal companies.