Did you know? There are different types of chemotherapy waste generated? Our company has been trained to recognize differences in all hazardous and medical waste procedures. Florida regulations state that this waste can be treated as either a hazardous waste or a medical waste.
Chemotherapy waste that is considered trace or RCRA empty, can be disposed of as medical waste and treated in an approved autoclave sterilization system or other approved disposal method. Items that are bulk, or non-RCRA empty need to be treated as hazardous. It must be placed in an approved hazardous waste container and transported and disposed of by a registered hazardous waste management company.
We also must deal with controlled substances that come through with chemotherapy treatment. There are many powerful painkillers that are used with the patients and some will end up being disposed of. There are certain rules and regulations for these disposals and we will make sure they are taken care of the right way. We manage to take care of all of these types of waste in an environmentally safe and cost effective way.