As the leader is healthcare waste management, Stericycle can help you with your pharmaceutical waste disposal and returns management by providing compliant returns and drug waste services.
Hospitals generate hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste requiring proper drug disposal. This waste is generally composed of drugs that have been completely dispensed, but only partially used.
Stericycle’s Rx Waste Compliance Program is the industry’s only complete, single-source solution for Rx waste disposal. We help hospitals characterize, segregate, transport, and properly dispose of these materials.
Our clients achieve and maintain regulatory compliance, while reducing the risk associated with handling dangerous compounds. The program includes comprehensive staff training, customized signage, and ongoing support.
Waste Characterization Services
As the leader in providing secure waste services for pharmaceuticals, health & beauty, consumer products, industrial waste, and other special waste streams, Stericycle provides unique waste characterization capabilities to ensure compliance with federal and provincial environmental regulations.
A comprehensive proprietary database of pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and consumer products is monitored and updated daily by Stericycle Environmental Scientists.
Your product list is analyzed and compared to the database and a determination is made about the characteristics of each product or special waste stream.
The waste characterization process includes a determination of both provincial environmental regulations and TDG status.
Clients can access the waste characterization database online to prepare waste shipments and verify compliance with environmental regulations.
Rx Waste Disposal Collection & Disposal
Stericycle assists acute care facilities with complete pharmaceutical waste consulting and reviews. Our experts provide regulatory overview, situational analysis, and site audits to determine proper containers for each Rx waste collection area in pharmacies and in patient care areas. These on-site setups include:
Stericycle handles all aspects of the transportation, treatment, and disposal of the hazardous and non-hazardous Rx waste generated. We provide replacement of the approved shipping containers and complete documentation and tracking of the waste.