SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
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Hazardous Waste

Managing Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

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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:


Pharmaceutical waste "Frequently Asked Questions" at:


University of California "Pharmaceutical Waste Guidelines" at:


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:


Mailback Program for Pharmaceutical Waste:

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

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