Guidance for managing common pharmaceutical wastes

Pharmaceutical waste can designate as "dangerous waste" under state laws or as "hazardous waste" by the federal government under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Designation determines what dangerous waste rules and policies facilities must follow. Learn how to manage the most common types of pharmaceutical wastes.

Training videos

Learn how to dispose of pharmaceutical waste properly. We have two videos on our YouTube channel, one for facility managers and one for healthcare workers:

How to manage certain pharmaceuticals

We recommend these best management practices for: