Pharmaceutical Waste Compliance Service for Hospitals and Health Systems

Protect your brand, employees, and community by partnering with the industry leader in pharmaceutical waste management.

A Program Tailored to the Needs of Your Healthcare Organization

The management of pharmaceutical waste is a critical activity for healthcare facilities, especially hospitals and their affiliated sites. Our Pharmaceutical Waste Compliance Service is designed to meet the specific challenges faced by hospitals and health systems. We provide solutions that help ensure your organization stays compliant and protects your employees, patients, and the environment.  

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Making Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Safe, Easier, and Cost-Effective

Stericycle pharmaceutical waste solutions are ideal for hospitals and affiliated offsites. Our comprehensive service spans the entire process of handling hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste. Depending on each facility’s needs, Stericycle can support your organization with waste characterizations, staff training, and ongoing support to find cost-mitigation opportunities and improve sustainability.

Waste Characterization and Identification

  • Stericycle’s proprietary database of more than 450,000 National Drug Codes (NDCs) is continually updated and cross referenced with your facility’s formulary for waste characterization and efficient, compliant disposal
  • Our characterization reports include EPA and DOT hazardous, DEA, and state level classifications

Containers and Service for Facility-Wide Collection

  • Our team of experts will work with your hospital staff to determine the location, type, and number of containers needed in satellite accumulation areas (SAAs)
  • To make the process easier, our pharmaceutical waste containers are color-coded for a user-friendly disposal process
  • Once containers are full, they are moved to the central accumulation area (CAA) by your EVS staff or a Stericycle Service Specialist
  • Stericycle coordinates waste packaging into DOT compliant transport containers for transportation to final disposal

Training Programs and Material

Training your staff is a critical step, and we’re here to support you all the way.

  • Stericycle pharmaceutical waste experts will conduct an introductory training presentation
  • Educational posters and presentations are available and custom materials can be provided based on your unique needs
  • Ongoing support includes waste surveys with detailed reporting, follow-up training, and online resources

Packaging, Labeling, Shipping and Disposal

Stericycle will coordinate the labeling, transportation and disposal of pharmaceutical waste generated from your location.

  • Your staff will receive DOT required training, guidance on proper packaging, and labels will be provided
  • Manifests and waste tracking to final disposal will be provided and stored in our customer portal for easy access
  • All waste will be transported and treated to help ensure pharmaceutical waste does not contaminate the environment

Ongoing Aftercare Support

Ongoing follow-up Aftercare Surveys will be performed by our team of Healthcare Compliance Specialists to provide your key stakeholders with detailed reporting and actionable data to:      

  • Help ensure compliance with EPA (RCRA) and DOT regulations
  • Drive cost-effective waste disposal practices
  • Support safety and sustainability goals

Waste Characterization and Identification

  • Stericycle’s proprietary database of more than 450,000 National Drug Codes (NDCs) is continually updated and cross referenced with your facility’s formulary for waste characterization and efficient, compliant disposal
  • Our characterization reports include EPA and DOT hazardous, DEA, and state level classifications

Containers and Service for Facility-Wide Collection

  • Our team of experts will work with your hospital staff to determine the location, type, and number of containers needed in satellite accumulation areas (SAAs)
  • To make the process easier, our pharmaceutical waste containers are color-coded for a user-friendly disposal process
  • Once containers are full, they are moved to the central accumulation area (CAA) by your EVS staff or a Stericycle Service Specialist
  • Stericycle coordinates waste packaging into DOT compliant transport containers for transportation to final disposal

Training Programs and Material

Training your staff is a critical step, and we’re here to support you all the way.

  • Stericycle pharmaceutical waste experts will conduct an introductory training presentation
  • Educational posters and presentations are available and custom materials can be provided based on your unique needs
  • Ongoing support includes waste surveys with detailed reporting, follow-up training, and online resources

Packaging, Labeling, Shipping and Disposal

Stericycle will coordinate the labeling, transportation and disposal of pharmaceutical waste generated from your location.

  • Your staff will receive DOT required training, guidance on proper packaging, and labels will be provided
  • Manifests and waste tracking to final disposal will be provided and stored in our customer portal for easy access
  • All waste will be transported and treated to help ensure pharmaceutical waste does not contaminate the environment

Ongoing Aftercare Support

Ongoing follow-up Aftercare Surveys will be performed by our team of Healthcare Compliance Specialists to provide your key stakeholders with detailed reporting and actionable data to:      

  • Help ensure compliance with EPA (RCRA) and DOT regulations
  • Drive cost-effective waste disposal practices
  • Support safety and sustainability goals

Contact us today to book a Pharmaceutical Waste consultation.

Efficient, Safe, and Sustainable Solutions for Your Organization and Community

Comingle One-Container Solution

Combine sharps and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste in one reusable container to increase nursing efficiency, quality of patient care, and your sustainability achievements.
 

CsRx Controlled Substance Waste Service

Mitigate diversion of controlled substance wastage within your organization with a safe and secure solution utilized by hospitals, clinics, long-term care, and veterinary facilities.
 

MedDrop Medication
Collection Kiosks

MedDrop provides consumers a location to dispose unused medications. By hosting a kiosk, your hospital or pharmacy can increase community engagement, prevent drug abuse, and protect the environment.

Seal&Send Consumer Medication Mail Back

Safe, sustainable, and trackable medication mail back envelopes allow your patients to dispose of medication at home, mitigating community drug diversion and environmental risks.
 

Why Stericycle?

Your Single Nationwide Partners

We manage all healthcare regulated waste streams including secure information destruction with expertise in related compliance training and sustainability consulting. Our network of localized team members across the country maintain a 98% on-time pickup rate.1

Your Risk Reduction Experts

We reduce your risk with real-time tracking of your waste from pick up to final disposal, offering OSHA and HIPAA compliance training, and with our expertise in emergency mobilization in tandem with our robust network of treatment facilities that supports you through times of crisis.

Your Sustainability Champion

In 2020, our eco-conscious products and sustainability guidance allowed our customers to recycle 1.1 billion pounds of paper, safely dispose of 40 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste; and avoid greenhouse gas emissions while diverting 104 million pounds of sharps waste plastic from landfills.1

1. Source: Stericycle data, 2020

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