Pharmaceutical waste disposal and management affects more than just the bottom line—it also has real implications for the environment, consumers and employees. With increasing oversight from regulatory agencies, every facility that disposes of pharmaceuticals, from controlled substances to OTC medication, must meet strict handling and disposal mandates. Beyond harsh financial penalties, failure to meet these requirements can result in violations that have a lasting impact on brand perception.
MET-BIO expertise assists customers – from a single location pharmacy to a large medical complex— with the safe and compliant disposal of pharmaceutical waste. Pharmaceutical Waste has different classifications. Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste is characterized as hazardous waste if it contains the sole active ingredient of the “P” or “U” listed waste, as described in 40 CFR Part 261, or if it exhibits at least one of the following characteristics;