[Pharmwaste] EPA recommendations on disposal of household pharms collected by take back events letter

Jan Pickrel Pickrel.Jan at epamail.epa.gov
Mon Oct 1 15:17:11 EDT 2012


This letter has also been posted on the internet:
http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/generation/pharmaceuticals/pharms-take-back-disposal.pdf

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Jan Pickrel
Water Permits Division, Industrial Branch
US Environmental Protection Agency
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From:	"Tenace, Laurie" <Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us>
To:	"pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us"
            <pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us>
Date:	09/28/2012 10:57 AM
Subject:	[Pharmwaste] EPA recommendations on disposal of household
            pharms collected by take back events letter
Sent by:	pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us



Please read this letter from EPA on disposal of pharmaceutical waste.
One issue they address is the use of burn barrels, categorized as "OSWI"
or Other Solid Waste Incinerators. EPA says in this letter that they
should not be used for incineration of drugs collected at events.

Laurie

Laurie Tenace
Environmental Specialist III
Waste Reduction Section
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Rd., MS 4555
Tallahassee FL 32399-2400
P: 850.245.8759
F: 850.245.8811
Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us
Mercury: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/mercury/default.htm
Batteries:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/batteries/default.htm
Pharmaceuticals:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/pharm/






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