Management of Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste
- How are pharmaceutical hazardous wastes currently regulated?
- Pharmaceutical hazardous waste resources
How Are Pharmaceutical Hazardous Wastes Currently Regulated?
Resources for Managing Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste
- Managing Pharmaceutical Waste: A 10-Step Blueprint for Healthcare Facilities in the United States; revised August 2008 (93 pp, 489 K).Exit
You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Guidance Memos and Letters
- Scope of Hazardous Waste Listing P046 (Phentermine) (PDF) (2 pp, 211 K)
- Containers that Once Held P-listed Pharmaceutical Waste (PDF) (6 pp, 1.1 MB)
- Unused discarded nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are P075; used discarded nicotine patches are not P075 (PDF) (3 pp, 1.4 MB)
- Residual P- and U-listed pharmaceutical wastes left in used syringes have been used for their intended purpose and are not listed hazardous wastes (PDF) (1 pp, 470 K)
- Scope of Hazardous Waste Listing P042 (Epinephrine) (PDF) (8 pp, 1.2 MB)
- Medicinal nitroglycerine that does not exhibit the reactivity characteristic (D003) is not P081 (PDF) (2 pp, 19 K)
- Chloral hydrate can be U034 (PDF) (11 pp, 56 K)
- Epinephrine residue in a syringe is not P042 (PDF) (1 pg, 30 K)
- Cyclophosphamide monohydrate can be U058 (PDF) (2 pp, 32 K)
Healthcare Environmental Resource Center
Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Wiki
- The Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Wiki is a public platform for healthcare professionals to share their expertise regarding whether pharmaceuticals are hazardous waste when discarded.