Hazardous Waste Program - Managing Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste
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:
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:
Management Guidelines for Medicinals Containing Thimerosal:
Pharmaceutical Waste Management - A Guide for Medical Care Facilities in South Dakota: