MedClean’s Pharmaceutical Mail Back Program

 The MedClean pharmaceutical mail back program is a method that offers solutions for a cost effective, compliant and proper method of waste disposal. This is mostly in small quantities. One feature of this program is that it is prepaid and payment is done up-front.

Waste Disposal Kits

 The kits that are used for this kind of small scale disposal are efficient and simple to understand and use 1, 2 and 5 gallon sizes. There are a variety depending on the amount and kind of waste in question. The regulatory requirements and needs of the customers are also considered when designing these kits.

The items included in these kits are:

  • Shipping box
  • Bucket
  • Labels
  • Instructions

The waste is shipped to the MedClean facilities for secure and proper destruction of the contents. The destruction is usually documented in compliance with the laws and for easier future references.

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG)

These are a type of disposal kits that come in two types. A kit that is used to dispose non-DEA consumer packaged ORM-D2 pharmaceutical waste and another one used for disposing consumer packaged ORM-D pharmaceutical waste that could contain DEA controlled substances.

Both of these kits come in 1, 2 and 5 gallon sizes. Statistics say that approximately 90% of all medications can be placed in these containers for disposal. These include non-hazardous, flammable and toxic pharmaceuticals.

Small and Large Quantity Generators may also be used in disposing of non-RCRA non-State regulated consumer’s packaged ORM-D pharmaceutical waste. This can include either substances that are controlled or not controlled by the DEA,

These kits are available in the same size as those mentioned above, 1, 2 and 5 gallon sizes. The kits and their specifications are detailed below.

40 CFR 261.5– this one is ideal if you produce no more than 100 kilograms of waste in a month. Or a sum of 1 kilogram of acute hazardous waste that’s listed in the 40 CFR 261.31, 261.32 and 261.33 in the same month.

49 CFR 171.8– this defines the consumer commodity as the material packaged and supplied in the form intended and can be sold by retailers. It’s for personal or household use and includes drugs and medicines as potential waste.

There are however categories that are excluded from the Mail Back Program.

  • Regulated medical waste (RMW)
  • Radioactive materials
  • Mercury thermometers or apparatus containing the same
  • Organic peroxides
  • Vaccines
  • Aerosol type pharmaceuticals like inhalers, oxidizers, corrosives or DEA controlled substances (unless otherwise indicated)

Before one buys the kit, there is a signed agreement that ensures one is bound to adhere to the strict instructions.

40 CFR Parts 261-299– mailing back of RCRA hazardous wastes is not allowed and should not be put in these containers.

Conclusion

These kits are designed to help you dispose of the waste efficiently and successfully without the risk of injuring or exposing yourself to potentially harmful things

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