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Managing Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

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Pharmaceutical and P075 Listing Amendment Rules

Effective September 3, 2019, South Dakota adopted the federal Pharmaceutical Waste and P075 Listing Amendment Rules finalized February 22, 2019 (https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/frequent-questions-about-management-standards-hazardous-waste-pharmaceuticals-and#ban).


Sewer Ban for Pharmaceuticals

As of August 21, 2019, healthcare facilities across the nation are no longer able to dispose of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by flushing or pouring down the drain. Additional information can be obtained by viewing our document on the No Sewering Provision.


Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

Please view our Guidance for South Dakota Healthcare Facilities for additional information on management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.


Management of E-Cigarettes, Vaping Liquids and Other Nicotine Wastes

Please view our Guidance for E-Cigarettes, Vaping Liquids and Other Nicotine Wastes for additional information on management of these wastes.


Additional Resources

EPA Website - Frequently Asked Questions about the Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals:

https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/frequent-questions-about-management-standards-hazardous-waste-pharmaceuticals-and

Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Final Rule published on February 22, 2019:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-22/pdf/2019-01298.pdf

 

Management Guidelines for Vaccines with Thimerosal:

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

 


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

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