Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

MERI works with hospitals, clinics and research facilities and pharmacies to determine the safest, and most cost-effective solution for the destruction of both non-hazardous and hazardous pharmaceutical waste disposal. We are licensed to transport both non-hazardous and hazardous materials. And, we are permitted to treat and dispose of non-hazardous waste.

MERI has a track record of developing compliant programs for large, small and very small quantity generators. This program focuses on proper waste determinations, storage, transport and treatment of both non-hazardous and hazardous pharmaceuticals. We can review your formulary and make a recommendation for the best collection and disposal method.

We offer both disposable and recyclable containers, and can help your facility factor the benefits of using each type.

Disposable and Recyclable Containers Available for Non-Hazardous Pharmaceuticals.

Non-Hazardous Pharmaceuticals

A majority of pharmaceuticals are non-hazardous.  It is important that hazardous pharmaceuticals not go inside of non-hazardous containers.  Doing so will make the whole container hazardous waste, which is more expensive to dispose of than non-hazardous waste. Having hazardous materials inside of a non-hazardous labeled container can also result in an expensive fine if audited by regulators.

Let MERI help design a program to help keep you in compliance and earn money for your expired pharmaceuticals.

Controlled Substances

MERI works with law enforcement officers to destroy material no longer needed after investigations are complete. This often involves controlled substances and materials with blood borne pathogens.

Law enforcement officers witness the destruction of DEA Controlled Substances at MERI’s licensed treatment facility.

RCRA Hazardous Pharmaceuticals

MERI is licensed to collect and transport hazardous pharmaceuticals for disposal.

We asssit many companies in reducing their hazardous disposal costs by bulking like items into larger containers before shipping.

We also work with facilites to ensure they follow regulations for the proper packaging of hazardous materials, and offer DOT and RCRA Certification classes twice a year.

Disposable and Recyclable Containers Available

for Non-Hazardous Pharmaceuticals.