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Title:RECOMMENDATION ON THE DISPOSAL OF HOUSEHOLD PHARMACEUTICALS COLLECTED BY TAKE-BACK EVENTS, MAIL-BACK, AND OTHER COLLECTION PROGRAMS
RCRA Online Number:14833
Date:09/26/2012
To:RCRA Division Directors
From:Rudzinski
Organization of Recipient:NA
Description: Although household pharmaceuticals received by collection programs are excluded from federal RCRA hazardous waste regulations (40 CFR 261.4(b)(1)), EPA recommends that such pharmaceuticals be incinerated in a permitted hazardous waste incinerator or cement kiln. When hazardous waste combustion is not feasible, at a minimum, collected household pharmaceuticals should be incinerated at a facility that meets EPA’s Large or Small Municipal Waste Combustor standards.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.4(b)(1) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Household Hazardous Waste; Combustion of Hazardous Waste
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:9
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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