California Chemotherapy Waste Disposal Made Easy

When you work with chemotherapy treatments, you’re often helping people on their worst days. The last thing you want to worry about is ensuring that your chemotherapy waste is disposed of properly. That’s why Waste Management is here to help.

Out of all medical procedures, chemotherapy generates some of the most hazardous waste in the medical field. They may not be infectious, and don’t normally present a risk to the general population, but they are highly toxic and corrosive. If disposed of improperly, chemotherapy waste can cause irreparable damage to the environment and natural resources. Partnering with Waste Management will ensure both you and the environment are thoroughly protected.

What is trace chemotherapy waste?Chemotherapy Waste Disposal Bin

Trace chemotherapy waste is waste generated during the preparation or administration of chemotherapy. While not all waste may come in direct contact with the chemotherapy drugs, there may be traces of the drugs on them, and they must be disposed of properly. As chemotherapy wastes are characterized as a hazardous waste by the EPA, they must be treated as biomedical waste, and need to be incinerated.

Common types of trace chemotherapy waste that is generated during chemotherapy include:

  • PPE (masks, gowns, gloves)
  • Items used to make and administer chemotherapy treatments (empty bags, tubing)
  • Sharps (syringes, empty bottles, vials)
  • Towels
  • Pads
  • Wipes, etc.

What is bulk chemotherapy waste?

Bulk chemotherapy waste is defined as larger quantity chemo waste, which means it’s considered a RCRA hazardous waste. If it’s pourable, then it is considered bulk chemotherapy waste. Since it’s regulated as hazardous waste, it goes into black containers.

Waste Management is dedicated to providing the best possible services for you. If you’d like to know more about chemotherapy waste disposal, or would like a quote, please contact us, or call us at 888-906-8176 today.

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