Medical and pharmaceutical waste

Waste pharmaceuticals and other medical waste can be released into the environment through improper disposal. Long-term exposure to pharmaceuticals in water supplies is a concern because it may harm animals and plants that live in the water, as well as humans. Improper disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals also increases the risk of drug abuse and accidental poisoning.
 

Guidance for households
Community resources, waste management guidance

Guidance for health care facilities, other medical waste generators and waste service providers
Evaluating waste, management requirements

 

Regulations

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