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Healthcare Disposal

When it comes to proper handling and secure destruction of medical and controlled substance waste, we have the experience, regulatory expertise and strong partnerships to protect people, the environment and your brand’s integrity.

Rest assured with solutions that stand up to scrutiny

In highly regulated industries like healthcare and pharmaceuticals, it’s vital to have a reliable partner who can help to mitigate financial and legal risk by ensuring compliance with ever-changing, complex regulations. We’ll keep track of it all while you do what you do best.

Following strict protocols for your pharmaceutical and medical waste

  • Expired or unsellable prescriptions
  • Unused medications
  • Narcotics and cannabis
  • Precursor chemicals
  • Bio-hazardous waste
  • Chemotherapeutic waste
  • Other regulated medical wastes

Expert help so you can stay focused on people’s health and well-being

Our end-to-end services can be scaled to businesses of any size, and include collection, transportation and destruction of controlled substances. It adds up to a simplified solution that saves you time and resources while helping you meet your sustainability goals.

Secure disposal by mail

Mail-in boxes and envelopes for small quantities of medications

Collection kiosks

Kiosks feature federally compliant liners, to allow customers and patients to easily and securely dispose of unwanted drugs

Complete documentation

Verification of adherence to required protocols, for proof that you’ve followed regulations

Consulting services

Help navigating complex regulations so you can be confident in your compliance

Regulated medical waste disposal

Turnkey, scalable solutions, including waste-to-energy service for materials that require incineration

Partnership on drug collection programs

Proven track record of working with governments and law enforcement agencies to save lives

Did you know?

Through our network of DEA/Health Canada Reverse Distributors and thermomechanical treatment facilities, we've destroyed nearly 21 million pounds of controlled substances.

Our closed-loop process offers benefits to your business

  • Your sustainability goals are optimized through world-class zero waste-to-landfill solutions and reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Environmentally-sound waste disposal options support Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) commitments
  • All pharmaceutical waste disposal is DEA/Health Canada and EPA/ECCC-compliant
  • Byproducts are transformed into clean, renewable energy to power communities and businesses

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