[Pharmwaste] Recent article on PA's new drug disposal option

Copeland, Stephen Copeland.Stephen at epa.gov
Tue Nov 22 15:37:05 EST 2016

As part of the State's opioid epidemic package, PA has provided more options for its citizens to dispose of unwanted or expired medicines and pharmaceutical drugs.  These items that are delivered to collection events will be incinerated at permitted facilities instead of solely being disposed of as hazardous waste and allows collection events conducted by law enforcement, medical facilities, pharmacies, and resource recovery facilities  incinerating the pharmaceuticals to be exempt from registering with the PADEP prior to commencing operations.  The hope is to encourage more collection events to enable people  to dispose of these drugs.


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