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My Watershed

  Managing Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceuticals are an important part of maintaining human health, but they can also pollute the environment.

It can be difficult to manage pharmaceutical waste in compliance with the Dangerous Waste Regulations and the regulations of other agencies. Ecology is helping health care facilities improve the way they dispose of pharmaceutical waste to prevent it from entering the environment.

A new Ecology policy simplifies how health care facilities can comply with state regulations and clarifies compliance standards. The goals of this policy are to:

  • Protect human health and the environment.
  • Simplify compliant pharmaceutical waste management.
  • Clarify compliance standards.

The purpose of this web site is to help you get information and resources to manage your pharmaceutical waste safely.