New EPA Generator Rule Part Two: Definition of a Hazardous Waste Generator

A hazardous waste generator, by rule, is an entity, by site, whose acts or processes generate (produce or bring about) a solid waste that is:

  • listed in the hazardous waste regulations,
  • determined to be a characteristically hazardous, or
  • otherwise identified as a hazardous waste.

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Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule
Part One: Framework of Rule

With this new rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulatory program proposed on September 25, 2015.
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Part One: Framework of Rule”


Spring 2018 Scholarship Essay Topic Announced

Sharps Compliance, Inc. announces its Spring 2018 scholarship essay contest. Each semester Sharps awards first, second, and third prize winners $1500, $1000, and $750, respectively. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be accepted to or currently enrolled at an accredited university in healthcare-related studies.
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National Drug Take Back Days Raise Awareness About Safe Prescription Drug Disposal Methods

On October 28, 2017, local communities across the county will participate in the 14th “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day“. The Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement organizations coordinate Take Back Day events every April and October. The goal is two-fold: reduce the potential for misuse of unused prescription medications and educate the public about safe drug disposal methods.
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Industry & Communities Meet the Challenge of Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

Americans are taking more and more prescription drugs, both legally and illegally, and communities across the country are struggling to deal with the health, financial, and environmental effects. A particular hot-button issue is the safe disposal of expired and unwanted medication. Currently, stakeholders including pharmaceutical manufacturers, product stewardship organizations, federal, state, and local governments, individual pharmacies, and other healthcare entities are working to develop solutions. Medical waste disposal companies who are also reverse distributors like Sharps Compliance are playing a major role to assist these groups in the proper containment, transport, and destruction of unused pharmaceuticals.

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