Pharmaceuticals Treated as Hazardous Waste upon Disposal
Pharmaceuticals that Must Be Treated as Hazardous Waste upon Disposal
The Federal Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA), enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), defines hazardous waste as those "chemicals and formulations deemed to be detrimental to the pictures/environment". A number of drug entities and pharmaceutical formulations meet this RCRA definition. Below is a list of pharmaceuticals that must be treated as hazardous waste. If you have questions about a particular compound, please contact EH&S.
Chloral Hydrate (CIV)
Mitomycin C (chemo)
Uracil mustard (chemo)