Biohazardous Waste

Chemotherapy Waste Services

Chemotherapy Waste Services

For services or facilities that provide chemotherapy treatments, commonly used P-list and U-list substances are highly toxic and dangerous. If disposed of improperly, these wastes may cause irreparable damage to natural resources. The EPA mandates that chemotherapy waste must be separated, properly packaged and labeled, and required to be disposed of in special containers. At BWS, we have expert knowledge and experience in Trace & Bulk Chemotherapy Waste disposal, safely handling, transporting, and treatment of the various types of chemotherapy waste.

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Trace chemotherapy waste generally includes empty vials, bags, IV tubes, and other items that used to contain chemotherapy drugs, but now qualify as “RCRA empty.” To qualify as “trace”, all removable contents must be eliminated with less than 3% of the former volume left. This also includes items generated in the preparation and administration of antineoplastic/cytotoxic drugs, such as gloves or gowns that are not visibly contaminated. If the applicable criteria are met, then this waste can be considered trace waste and can be managed as regulated medical waste and disposed of in special containers. Otherwise, it should be managed as hazardous waste.

Bulk Chemotherapy Waste

Bulk chemotherapy waste usually includes items that used to contain chemotherapy agents and that don’t qualify as “RCRA empty”, such as full bags or bottles, and P-listed chemo drugs.  Other types of bulk waste include materials used to clean up chemo spills and visibly contaminated protective equipment.

RCRA waste requires specialized containment to ensure compliant disposal. Our hazardous waste division at BWS works with each client to provide the correct containers and the most effective collection, transport, and disposal options available.

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Pathological Waste Removal

Pathological waste is a very common type of medical waste generated by hospitals, surgical centers, healthcare, and medical research and testing facilities, as well as biotech companies, veterinarians, and mortuaries. However, specific handling and disposal procedures to properly identify, segregate from typical medical waste, label, and treat pathological waste are required to maintain compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Partnering with us at BWS, ensures safe, reliable, and compliant handling, transporting, and disposal of pathological waste. Our team has a long, reliable history of providing pathological waste removal and disposal for customers of all sizes.

Types of Pathological Waste can include:

  • Organs and body parts other than teeth
  • Human or animal tissue
  • Animal carcasses
  • Fluids removed during trauma, surgery, or autopsy
  • Surgical specimens
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