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Pharmaceuticals – The RCRA List, p-listed waste.#P-listed #waste


P-listed waste

RCRA Waste Codes for Pharmaceuticals

Here are examples of some Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste codes associated with pharmaceuticals. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and the generator is ultimately responsible for designating their waste.

Note: must contain constituent as sole active ingredient and be unused or discarded

Warfarin & salts (concentration greater than 0.3%)

Adrenalin; EpiPen; Eppy/N; Epifrin; Epinal; Anaphalaxis kit; Epinephrine (inhalants, injectibles, kits); Racepinephrine; Racord; Primatene aerosol inhaler

Nicotine patches; Habitrol; Nicoderm; Nicorette; Nicotrol; Tetrahydronicotyrine

Also known as Eserine salicylate

Also known as Eserine

Note: must contain constituent as sole active ingredient and be unused or discarded

Mitomycin; Mitomycin C; Mutamycin; Mutamycin VHA Plus

Chemotherapy for leukemia

Chloral / Chloral hydrate

Chloral hydrate (CIV)

Not commonly seen

CTX; Cytoxan injection, Lycophilized/VHA Plus; Neosar; Procytox

Daunorubicin, Cerubidin, DaunoXome, Rubidomycin; Liposomal; Idarubicin/Idamycin; Daunomycin

Diethylstilbestrol, DES (synthetic estrogen), Stilphostrol

G-Well shampoo; Kwell shampoo

Alkeran; L-PAM; Melphalan

Mercurochrome; Mercury iodide; Mercury chloride; Mercury sulfate

Paral; Paraldehyde (CIV)

Acetophenetidin; typically veterinary

Phenol; liquified phenol

Exsel shampoo; selenium sulfide; Selsun

Streptozotocin; Streptozocin; Zanosar

Not commonly seen: Uracil mustard; Uramustine

Warfarin & salts (concentration less than or equal to 0.3%)

Drug Formulations with these Characteristics:

Aqueous drug formulation containing 24% or more alcohol by volume. (261.21(a)(1)).

Erythromycin gel 2%

Texacort solution 1%

Liquid drug formulations, with a flashpoint of less than 140Вє F or 60Вє C, except aqueous solutions containing less than 24% alcohol.

Flexible collodion – Flashpoint = 45Вє C

Oxidizers or materials that readily supply oxygen to a reaction in the absence of air as defined by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Amyl nitrite inhalers

Silver nitrate applicators

Flammable aerosol propellants meeting the DOT definition of compressed gas (261.21(a)(3)).

Any solution with pH less than or equal to 2

Any solution with pH greater than or equal to 12.5

Any compound that is unstable and readily undergoes violent change; reacts violently, forms potentially explosive mixtures or generates toxic fumes when mixed with water; cyanide or sulfur waste that releases toxic fumes at pH between 2 and 12.5; or is explosive or capable of detonating at standard temperature and pressure.

Any P012 listed waste; Arsenic trioxide (also P012); Carbasone; Glycobiarosol; Thiacetarsamide

Barium sulfate (used in radiology); Barium sulfidel; Barium hydroxide; Barium chloride

Multiple mineral preparations; Chromium; Chromium trioxide; Multiple Trace Element (also D010)

Any U151 listed waste; Any drug w/ thimerosal or phenylmercuric acetate (vaccines, eye drops, nasal spray, etc.)

Any U205 listed waste; dandruff shampoo; multiple mineral preparations

Silver sulfadiazine cream; silver nitrate (also D001); Silvadene; Argyrol S.S.; Arzol silver nitrate (also D001)

Treatment of lice, scabies

Not commonly seen

Insulin w/ cresol

1 Most corrosive waste will be compounding chemicals. Although compounded pharmaceuticals are eligible for management under the Interim Pharmaceutical Waste Policy, the compounding chemicals themselves must be managed under the Washington dangerous waste regulations.

2 Nitroglycerin is the only pharmaceutical that we are aware of that may be considered reactive. Most medical formulations of nitroglycerin are not reactive. Medical formulations of nitroglycerin that are not reactive are not considered P081 listed waste.

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