Clean Harbors Offers Customized Pharma Waste Services

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Designs Disposal Program to Fit Each Healthcare Institution

Clean Harbors, the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, today announced that it is offering custom-designed pharmaceutical waste management and removal programs for hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

The customized solution combines frontline collection procedures, waste removal, sorting and disposal programs that support each organization's procedures by using pharmaceutical waste management practices that conform to the operational structure while meeting regulatory requirements.

Clean Harbors pharmaceutical waste management offering is available either as a comprehensive on-site service that eliminates the need for in-house waste management staff or as a menu of services to address specific needs. Services include:

•Rx Waste Characterization
•Rx Program Design
•Medical Floor Rx Collection Services
•Main Accumulation Area Management
•Transportation & Disposal at Clean Harbors company owned and operated facilities

Commented Clean Harbors Vice President Healthcare, John Kelsey, "Every health facility has a slightly different approach to pharmaceutical waste management. It may be based on historic practices or it may be the result of organization-specific job descriptions and functions. Regardless, each must effectively address pharmaceutical waste management in order to meet current regulations. Clean Harbors starts by learning our customers' processes and then designing our services to fit into and improve on the model, while removing the waste management burden from management and staff. Our program allows the most seamless execution with Nursing, Pharmacy, EVS [Environmental Services] and other departments that results in the most efficient and compliant pharmaceutical program required by acute care facilities."

Clean Harbors pharmaceutical waste services adhere to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Universal Waste (UW) handling regulations. The company constantly monitors federal, state and local regulations to help ensure that waste management practices are always in compliance.

Clean Harbors services extend beyond pharmaceutical waste to include the handling and disposal of mercury, chemotherapy and reactive materials, as well as solvent recycling. Additional information on Clean Harbors' customized pharmaceutical waste services is available by visiting or by calling 888.304.7035.

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors is North America's leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services serving over 50,000 customers, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies.

Within Clean Harbors Environmental Services, the company offers Technical Services and Field Services. Technical Services provide a broad range of hazardous material management and disposal services including the collection, packaging, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Field Services provide a wide variety of environmental cleanup services on customer sites or other locations on a scheduled or emergency response basis.

Within Clean Harbors Energy and Industrial Services, the company offers Industrial Services and Exploration Services. Industrial Services provide industrial and specialty services, such as high-pressure and chemical cleaning, catalyst handling, decoking, material processing and industrial lodging services to refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial facilities. Exploration Services provide exploration and directional boring services to the energy sector serving oil and gas exploration, production, and power generation.

Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 175 locations, including over 50 waste management facilities throughout North America in 36 U.S. states, seven Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Company also operates international locations in Bulgaria, China, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit


David N. Proud
Vice President, Marketing
Clean Harbors

Sandy McLaughlin
Soucy Communications Group


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