Solid Waste & Recycling


New pharmaceutical waste programs available

Clean Harbors, one of North America's leading providers of environmental, energy and industrial services, re...

Clean Harbors, one of North America’s leading providers of environmental, energy and industrial services, recently announced that it’s offering custom-designed pharmaceutical waste management and removal programs for hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

The customized solution combines frontline collection procedures, waste removal, sorting and disposal programs that support each organization’s procedures by using pharmaceutical waste management practices that conform to the operational structure while meeting regulatory requirements.

Clean Harbors pharmaceutical waste management offering is available either as a comprehensive on-site service that eliminates the need for in-house waste management staff, or as a menu of services to address specific needs.

Services include:

– Rx Waste Characterization

– Rx Program Design

– Medical Floor Rx Collection Services

– Main Accumulation Area Management

-Transportation & Disposal at Clean Harbors company-owned and operated facilities.

“Every health facility has a slightly different approach to pharmaceutical waste management. Clean Harbors starts by learning our customers’ processes and then designing our services to fit into and improve on the model, while removing the waste management burden from management and staff,” says John Kelsey, Clean Harbors vice president of Healthcare.

Clean Harbors constantly monitors federal, state and local regulations to help ensure that waste management practices are always in compliance.

The company’s services extend beyond pharmaceutical waste to include the handling and disposal of mercury, chemotherapy and reactive materials, as well as solvent recycling.


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