Frequently Asked Questions

How is bulk chemotherapy waste collected?

Bulk chemotherapy waste is classified as RCRA hazardous waste and is defined as a chemotherapy drug that has more than 3% by volume of the drug remaining. All bulk chemotherapy waste must be managed as RCRA hazardous waste and collected in a RCRA defined chemotherapy waste disposal container or bin. It is a violation of the Dangerous Waste Regulations to dispose of these pharmaceuticals in the sewer, sharps container, or a regulated medical waste container.

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