The US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add hazardous pharmaceutical wastes to the Universal Wastes Rule to provide a system for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical wastes. The proposed addition will make it easier for generators to collect and properly dispose of these items as hazardous wastes, resulting in a simpler and more streamlined waste management system. This proposed rule will apply to facilities that generate pharmaceutical waste such as pharmacies, hospitals, physician’s offices, research facilities, and other like facilities.
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In Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, has previously issued guidance on this issue, and currently has a proposed rule amending the Colorado universal wastes regulations.
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