Last updated on January 21, 2021

A question many facilities face once they have utilized all of a hazardous material or pharmaceutical is whether the seemingly empty container is trash or hazardous waste?  While the answer can vary somewhat by state, here are some guidelines to review to make your determination.

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Last updated on May 14, 2020

Many senior living providers aren’t aware that some common medication disposal methods may actually be putting them at risk from a compliance standpoint while reducing operational efficiency and eroding the bottom line. A new white paper published by Sharps Compliance and Senior Housing News explains how “best practices” in medication disposal are changing and how senior living providers can benefit from new, safer pharmaceutical disposal options.

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Last updated on October 28, 2019

The EPA’s recently finalized Pharmaceutical Rule is effective on August 21, 2019 – six months after being published in the Federal Register. This final rule, referred to as Subpart P, and titled Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine,” is a sector-based rule for the healthcare industry.
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Last updated on October 28, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited final rule for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals generated by healthcare facilities was finalized and published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2019. This rule had its origins in the EPA’s 2008 Universal Waste proposal for pharmaceutical waste – and perhaps even earlier based on comments to the EPA from retailers.


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