New pharmaceutical waste regulations
As of Oct. 31, 2020, the special requirements for the management of dangerous waste pharmaceuticals (WAC 173-303-555) is now in effect. Please refer to our Managing Pharmaceutical Waste page for the most current information.
NOTE: Information on this page may be outdated and inconsistent with the new rules. We are working quickly to update this information. Please check back.
Here are examples of some Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste codes associated with pharmaceuticals. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and generators are ultimately responsible for designating their waste.