Safe & effective solutions

Safe & effective solutions

We collect and dispose of all pharmaceutical waste, including out-of-date pharmaceuticals, controlled drugs destruction kits, cytotoxic and cytostatic waste and recalled pharmaceutical stock.

Non-hazardous medicinal products and items contaminated with non-hazardous medicines

The blue waste stream is used for waste medicinal products that are not cytotoxic or cytostatic.

Blue-stream waste must be sent for incineration at a suitably authorised facility. Blue-lidded containers are for any waste which contains non-hazardous medicinal drugs that are expired, unused, contaminated, damaged, denatured or no long needed.

Hazardous medicinal products and items contaminated with non-hazardous medicines

The purple waste stream is used for any waste contaminated by hazardous cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines (e.g. chemotherapy drugs and birth control).

Purple-stream waste must be sent for above 1,000 degree incineration at a suitably authorised facility. Purple-lidded sharps units are for sharps that have been used in the administration of, or are contaminated by, hazardous cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines.  Purple-lidded containers are for any non-sharp waste contaminated with cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines, or hazardous drugs in their original packaging or blister packs, or denatured. 

Denaturing kits

Denaturing kits are used for the safe disposal of old medicines, including controlled drugs, that are in tablet, powder, liquid or ampoule form.

Once used, the kits can be disposed of in the relevant colour-coded container: blue-lidded for denatured non-hazardous medicines and purple-lidded for denatured hazardous medicines.

Proven track record

We offer technical expertise, advice and services to help you dispose of your waste safely and effectively, in compliance with all current legislative requirements.

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Complete this NEW ENQUIRY form and one of our waste management specialists will contact you to discuss your specialist waste needs and provide a free quote.

 

If you are an EXISITING CUSTOMER please call 0333 240 4400 or email supportuk@stericycle.com to speak to one of our customer advisors.