pharmaceutical waste

A fully compliant service for the safe containment and licensed disposal of pharmaceutical waste including: patient-returned medicines, pharmaceutical products and controlled drugs.

Pharmaceutical waste is a type of medical waste that includes: out of date pharmaceutical stock, controlled drugs destruction kits, cytotoxic and cytostatic waste, over-counter chemical products, recalled stock and patient-returned medicines. Because of the risks to people and the environment, pharmaceutical waste cannot be disposed of like conventional waste. It requires special handling, containment and licensed disposal, whether it comes from a Hospital, Doctors Surgery, Clinic, Nursing/Care Home, Laboratory, Pharmacy or Drug Manufacturer. Chemicals in products like sunscreen, shampoos, and soaps can also cause environmental damages, especially when they are released on a large scale.

pharmaceutical waste collection service

Select provide a fully compliant, traceable and reliable pharmaceutical waste disposal collection service. Suitable, compliant containers for the secure containment and transportation of pharmaceutical waste can be provided. The waste collection can be scheduled at a time and frequency to suit your business and minimise disruption. Each of our operatives are fully trained in the handling of all types of medical waste and are CRB checked for your peace-of-mind.

For large volumes of pharmaceutical waste and products for destruction, a dedicated Account Manager can visit your premises to assess the waste and provide the safest, compliant and cost-effective disposal solution. To protect you brand we can provide a Certificate of Destruction and/or a witnessed destruction service. All pharmaceutical waste is disposed of via incineration at a licensed treatment facility.

popular containers

Pharmaceutical waste container

Green 60L one-trip container

h:680mm x w:400mm x d:330mm

250ml controlled drug destruction kit

Controlled drug destruction kit

250ml: contains denaturing powder

Purple 22L sharps container

Purple 22L sharps container

h:390mm x w:310mm x d:340mm

pharmaceutical waste containers

Our secure service is complimented by a range of stackable, one-trip security sealed containers suitable for solids, liquids and medicinal aerosols. For cytotoxic and cytostatic materials (classified as hazardous waste) we can provide specialist containers of between 1.8 and 22 litres in capacity. Each colour-coded with a purple top and appropriately labelled container, incorporating a patented Hydri absorbent mat that safely retains liquid residues.

Pharmaceutical waste in large quantities, we can provide either large lockable containers or collect directly from your site in box or pallet quantities.

controlled drug destruction kits

A controlled drug (or group of controlled drugs) must be fully denatured prior to recorded disposal. Select Environmental Services provides a range of competitively priced controlled drug destruction kits that effectively denature controlled drugs to Home Office approved standards. Our controlled destruction kits are available as a 250ml or 500ml pre-charged container. In addition to our medicinal controlled drug destruction kits, we can also provide larger units to deal with contraband and laboratory specimens. Once your controlled drugs have been denatured, we can arrange to securely transport them to a treatment facility for licensed disposal.

To discuss your waste solution please call Select on 0118 975 9000

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recycling containers

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Waste Treatment Facility

Most healthcare wastes and hazardous waste streams require treatment before their final disposal method of recycling or landfill.