We understand the specialist requirements that apply to the safe and compliant collection and disposal of pharmaceutical waste.
Whether you are a dispensing pharmacy or a pharmaceutical manufacturer, there are strict compliance requirements that have to be met with regards to waste, as per the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 07-01: Safe management of healthcare waste and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
HTM 07-01 advises that the pharmacy is legally responsible for ensuring that waste is correctly segregated, appropriately labelled and packaged for transport, stored safely and in a secure place, and described accurately and fully on all documentation.
SRCL works with pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers alike to advise on fulfilling these requirements, and remaining fully compliant.
As your waste management partner, SRCL also provides complete support with waste awareness training, site audits and keeping you up to date with the latest legislation. We collect, transport and treat: medicinal waste, prescription and controlled drugs, and cytotoxic and cytostatic waste.
SRCL’s nationwide infrastructure includes alternative treatment and incineration facilities as well as our comprehensive fleet of vehicles. We are also able to supply UN approved containers of various sizes with colour coded lids.
Additionally, SRCL’s BioTrack system tracks the waste once it is collected, so a full audit trail is present for all consignments.
As part of our Sustainability Week at Stericycle, we caught up with our Environmental Manager, Elaine Casey to find out more about her key responsibilities and we asked her to share her top tips for working more sustainably.
In this blog instalment, Alan McIver discusses sustainability in waste management and provides an insight into some of the great work Stericycle is doing, as our first Sustainability Week draws to a close.
SRCL is much more than just a supplier to us…we have developed a strong partnership, working jointly on solving service issues and implementing innovative solutions.
Charles Joly, Environmental Waste & Sustainability Manager
Working with SRCL is a true partnership. By working together we are able to provide professional, efficient waste disposal, and ensure compliance with the latest waste legislation.
Phil Chaloner, Waste Management Co-ordinator