Services Offered

Chemotherapy Waste Disposal

Superb Medical services any type of chemotherapy waste disposal. Pickups are available daily, weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, and more.

Chemotherapy Waste Management

According to the CDPH, chemotherapy waste, or trace chemotherapeutic waste, is waste that is contaminated through contact with, or having previously contained, chemotherapeutic agents, including, but not limited to, gloves, disposable gowns, towels, and intravenous solution bags and attached tubing that are empty.

At Superb Medical Waste Disposal, we understand how important it is to handle and dispose of chemotherapy waste in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. We offer a full chemotherapy waste removal service, which includes collection, transportation, and treatment of chemotherapy waste.

What are Some Examples of Hazardous Chemotherapy Waste

Nine chemotherapy drugs are listed and each are assigned an EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) waste code. These include:

  • Arsenic Trioxide - P012
  • Chlorambucil - U035
  • Cyclophosphamide - U058
  • Daunomycin - U059
  • Diethystilbestrol - U089
  • Melphalan - U150
  • Mitomycin C - U010
  • Streptozotocin - U206
  • Uracil Mustard - U237

Examples of Chemotherapy Waste We Manage

Our chemotherapy waste disposal services cover a range of items, such as:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, and masks
  • IV bags, tubing, and connectors
  • Chemotherapy vials and ampules
  • Used spill cleanup materials
  • Chemotherapy preparation and administration waste
  • Any items contaminated with chemotherapy agents

Where Do I Store Chemotherapy Waste?

When chemo drug waste is categorized as a HWP by RCRA and contains more than 3% of the residual drug, it is considered "bulk chemo waste" and must be treated as hazardous waste. It should be disposed of in a black RCRA container.

However, if the container or waste item is "RCRA-empty" or contains only trace amounts of the chemotherapy or antineoplastic agent, it is classified as "trace chemo waste” which involves using a yellow container. If sharps waste is used in the administration of chemotherapy drugs, its should be further segregated into sharps containers specifically for trace chemotherapy waste.

Personalized Chemotherapy Waste Management Solutions

We understand that potential clients can have specific needs when it comes to how frequent they need their waste to be picked up. Our team works with you during your onboarding process to determine the best schedule for your facility.

Personalized Waste Management Plans

Feel free to give us a call to discuss what your potential needs might be. We can create a personalized waste management plan just for you. Depend on our commitment to safety and efficiency for any of your chemotherapy waste disposal needs.