[Pharmwaste] New Stericycle med disposal kiosks

Jan Harris jharris at sharpsinc.com
Tue Aug 8 16:51:53 EDT 2017

One of the reasons Sharps Compliance chose to use the common carrier method, besides the liability and requirement for two reverse distributor drivers, is that the receptacle fills up often and then has to be locked up for several days until a pickup service arrives. So besides being completely under the control of the registered collector (pharmacy), with common carrier, the pharmacy has back-up liners that can be easily replaced when necessary, which is more convenient for the public.

Jan Harris | Director, Environmental Health & Safety

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From: Pharmwaste [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Volkman, Jennifer (MPCA)
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2:38 PM
To: Jaramillo, Jeanie <Jeanie.Jaramillo at ttuhsc.edu>; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: Re: [Pharmwaste] New Stericycle med disposal kiosks

That’s how it works. They are permitted by DEA to handle the collected liners, so they replace them, while pharmacy staff watch so everything is above board. I believe they are servicing the Walgreens collection sites here in MN. The Sharps Compliance system operates the same way.

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Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 1:41 PM
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Subject: [Pharmwaste] New Stericycle med disposal kiosks


This is interesting. The system is apparently entirely managed by Stericycle. The article indicates a “technician” (i.e. Stericycle rep) will come to empty the kiosk while two people from the pharmacy site are present. It’s not crystal clear, but sounds like that technician then ships the liner. The video panel is interesting with the ability to provide directions in different languages.

Dr. Jeanie Jaramillo-Stametz
Managing Director, Texas Panhandle Poison Center
Asst. Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Director, Medication Cleanout
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Pharmacy
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