[Pharmwaste] Rx-Waste Liquid

Ed Gottlieb EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org
Thu Mar 31 10:17:41 EDT 2016


Thanks for your explanation.  I'm glad to know that this restriction isn't based on superstition!

Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
525 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-8381
fax: (607) 273-8433
From: Pharmwaste [pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] on behalf of Yellow Jug Old Drugs Account Support [info at greatlakescleanwater.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:07 AM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] Rx-Waste Liquid

From: chrisangel at greatlakes-us-cleanwater.org
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us

To All, The reason most Rx-Waste collection programs do not collect
liquids is because collection of liquid waste of any type is has much
stricter regulations State and Federal in regards to collection,
shipping via common carrier, freight shipping and destruction.

Collection of liquid Rx-Waste should be included collection programs
and encouraged as liquid waste is a large percentage of the potential
Rx-waste stream.

The Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program does collect liquid Rx-Waste. The
liquid is absorbed by the gel we use in our jugs turning the liquid
waste into a non-lquid gel safe for collection and transporting as a
solid waste.

The gel also dissolves pills making the pills non-retrievable which is
an important consideration when collecting controlled substances.
Rendering collected controlled substances non -retrievable provides an
additional layer of security for the pharmacy, the public, the
transporters and destruction facilities

Chris Angel, President www.GreatLakes-US-CleanWater.org


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