Last updated September 24, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long history of regulating the disposal of pharmaceuticals, specifically through its enforcement of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the public law that creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste.
Our EPA knowledge center is intended to keep the healthcare community informed on EPA regulations regarding pharmaceutical and other hazardous wastes generated in healthcare facilities. While not exhaustive, we hope it serves as a useful resource center and overview of related regulations and guidance by governing bodies. It’s critical for healthcare organizations to also stay abreast of local and state regulations on the generation and management of all wastes generated within their facilities.
For over 30 years, Stericycle has steadfastly strived to help keep our customers safe, compliant, while promoting sustainability. Our mission is rooted in protecting human health and well-being for the businesses and communities we serve. With that, we have a deep connection and respect for the EPA’s mission.
Stericycle was a pioneer of eco-conscious pharmaceutical disposal and to this day, we’re committed to the innovation of new products and services to help our client-partners reach their sustainability goals while properly disposing waste.
Together, we can prevent pharmaceutical waste from contaminating the environment and entering our waterways.
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