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Clean Harbors Environmental Services



Clean Harbors provides comprehensive collection and disposal services for safe pharmaceutical waste management.



Pharmaceutical Waste Characterization - We provide a comprehensive review of hospital pharmacy products and compounded formulas. Our formulary characterization accurately determines EPA, RCRA, and DOT requirements for each National Drug Code (NDC) product. Pharmaceutical waste characterization is particularly critical for chemotherapy agents, U-listed and P-listed hazardous waste.


Satellite Accumulation Area Collection - Clean Harbors provides pharmaceutical waste collection container systems in the pharmacy and patient care areas. Disposable and reusable containers are used to properly separate pharmaceutical waste from biological or solid waste. Clean Harbors manages the collection and replacement of the pharmaceutical waste management containers on their scheduled service visits.


Main Accumulation Area Management - Clean Harbors properly segregates all pharmaceutical waste to comply with appropriate DOT requirements, and packages the pharmaceutical waste products for transport. All of the necessary regulatory documentation will be administrated by Clean Harbors.


Transportation & Disposal - Clean Harbors service vehicles pick up your pharmaceutical waste and transport it to company owned and operated facilities.


H1N1 Vaccine Incineration Services
Clean Harbors provides turnkey H1N1 Vaccination Incineration Services for healthcare facilities including hospitals, clinics, urgent care, and physicians’ offices. With a shelf life of 18 to 24 months, H1N1 vaccine inventories dated at the end of 2008 and early 2009 are now requiring proper disposal by incineration. Since outdated vaccines do not have value, they are not managed through Reverse Distributors.


Hazardous Waste Handled
U-Listed Waste - Chemotherapy agents, including chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, daunomycin, diethylstilbestrol, melphalan, mitomycin C, streptozotocin, and uracil mustard. Other non-antineoplastic pharmaceuticals including reserpine, selenium sulfide, resorcinol, saccharin, and chloral hydrate
P-Listed Waste - Arsenic trioxide, epinephrine, nicotine, nitroglycerine, physostigmine, physostigmine salicylate, and warfarin above 0.3%
D-Listed Waste - Ignitable, toxic, corrosive and reactive waste



Chemotherapy Waste Disposal
Clean Harbors provide safe and complete disposal of chemotherapy agents. U-Listed waste including chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, daunomycin, diethylstilbestrol, melphalan, mitomycin C, streptozotocin, and uracil mustard and other non-antineoplastic pharmaceuticals, such as reserpine, selenium sulfide, resorcinol, saccharin, and chloral hydrate materials are easily handled through Clean Harbors’ network of waste disposal facilities.



DEA Approved Reverse Distributor
As a registered DEA Pharmaceutical Reverse Distributor, Clean Harbors provides an effective solution for managing Schedule I-V Controlled Substances from the initial pickup to transportation and complete destruction. Clean Harbors assumes full chain-of-custody ownership of these regulated substances at the customer site. We complete the administration of agency required shipping and receiving documentation, and as a cost savings, eliminate the need for a customer to witness the destruction of the controlled substances.
We complete all the various forms and paperwork including, but not limited to, DEA Form 222 (for Schedule I and II) or Form 41 (for Schedule III, IV, V substances).



CleanPack® Laboratory Chemical Packing
Clean Harbors CleanPack® Laboratory Chemical Packing Services provide proper recognition, handling, packaging, transportation and disposal of laboratory chemicals for healthcare facilities. We also perform laboratory relocations, closures, and cleanouts.
Clean Harbors can manage virtually any chemical found in a laboratory environment including
-RCRA, non RCRA
-TSCA, DEA, radioactive, mixed wastes and universal wastes
-Biological, etiological
-Compressed gas and cylinders
-Toxic, flammable, oxidizer, organic peroxide, and corrosive materials
-Pyrophoric, gases, aerosol, unknown, reactive, explosive, and shock sensitive materials
-Ethers, THF, dioxane, and sodium azide





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