Hazardous Waste Program - Managing Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

 

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For information regarding medical wastes (i.e. sharps, bandages) see the state's Solid Waste Section.

 

Useful websites for information concerning waste pharmaceuticals

 

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency " Disposing of unwanted medications" at:

http://www.pca.state.mn.us/oea/hhw/pharmaceuticals.cfm

 

Washington State Department of Ecology information for medical facilities at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/pharmaceuticals/

 

Pharmaceutical waste "Frequently Asked Questions" at: http://www.pharmecology.com/pedd/jsp/static/a2_waste_faqs.jsp

 

University of California "Pharmaceutical Waste Guidelines" at: http://www.ehs.uci.edu/programs/enviro/Pharmaceutical%20Waste.pdf

 

For EPA information about safe methods of  disposal for medical needles (sharps) go to: http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/industrial/medical/disposal.htm.

 

FDA/White House recommendations for household management of unwanted pharmaceuticals:

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/pdf/prescrip_disposal.pdf

 

Management Guidelines for Medicinals Containing Thimerosal:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/hw/documents/Thimerosal.pdf

 

Pharmaceutical Waste Management - A Guide for Medical Care Facilities in South Dakota:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/hw/documents/PharmaWasteManagement2013.pdf