Pharmacies & Chemists

Safe and compliant collection and disposal for all pharmaceutical waste

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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.

Stericycle works with pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers alike to advise on fulfilling these requirements, and remaining fully compliant.

As your waste management partner, Stericycle 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.

Stericycle’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, Stericycle’s BioTrack system tracks the waste once it is collected, so a full audit trail is present for all consignments.

Contact us now to find out how our specialist waste services can help you, and your facility.