Managing Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals
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.
EPA Website - Frequently Asked Questions about the Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals:
Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Final Rule published on February 22, 2019:
Management Guidelines for Vaccines with Thimerosal:
For information regarding medical wastes (i.e. sharps, bandages) see the state's Solid Waste Section's Medical Waste webpage.
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