Management of Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste

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How Are Pharmaceutical Hazardous Wastes Currently Regulated?

Until a new rule is finalized and adopted by authorized states, healthcare facilities and other business entities that generate pharmaceutical hazardous waste must manage these wastes in accordance with the hazardous waste generator requirements.

Resources for Managing Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste


Guidance Documents

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Guidance Memos and Letters

Healthcare Environmental Resource Center

Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Wiki

  • The Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Wiki is a public platform for healthcare professionals to share their expertise regarding whether pharmaceuticals are hazardous waste when discarded. 

Pharmaceutical Collection Programs and Events