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By: Stericycle
Nov19

To incorporate the requirements of the EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, the Washington State Dept of Ecology is proposing comprehensive updates to the state’s regulations. The draft rules are now available for review and informal comment from October 9, 2017 through December 19, 2017. To explain the changes and…

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By: Stericycle
Nov13

The state of Illinois recently proposed changes to its hazardous materials and hazardous waste transport regulations. The proposed rule changes would bring Illinois regulations up to date with current hazardous materials regulations and references so they are compliant with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. The proposed changes also reference…

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By: Stericycle
Nov09

Stericycle, Inc., a leading provider of essential and highly specialized compliance-based solutions, has joined the National Safety Council (NSC) as the exclusive medication disposal partner for its “Stop Everyday Killers” national education campaign addressing the opioid epidemic. The opioid crisis is the most fatal drug epidemic in U.S. history. With…

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By: Stericycle
Nov02

Several cities and counties are considering local ordinances for the proper management and disposal of pharmaceuticals, sharps or needle exchange programs. This includes pharmaceutical takeback programs. Sonoma County (Calif.) is moving ahead with an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) pharmaceutical takeback ordinance. Contra Costa and Marin Counties (Calif.) are working on…

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By: Stericycle
Oct26

Waste360’s Mallory Szczepanski recently spoke with Stericycle CEO Charlie Alutto to discuss how Stericycle Environmental Solutions is combatting the nation’s opioid crisis with its drug takeback solutions. Alutto explained the company’s mission to minimize the improper disposal of pharmaceuticals and keep opioids out of the hands of abusers. With the…

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By: Stericycle
Oct25

The EPA issued a new letter clarifying how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations apply to the recalled Takata airbag inflators that are subject to the 2015 Preservation Order issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). While the Takata airbag inflators are still being tested and held…

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By: Stericycle
Oct12

As always, we are closely monitoring the latest EPA updates impacting the management of hazardous waste. EPA continues work on the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, work with retail groups and will release additional guidance on Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. Here are three of the latest hazardous waste regulations updates…

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By: Stericycle
Sep22

While most state legislatures are out of session at this time, New Jersey and South Carolina are two of the latest U.S. states to move forward with pharmaceutical legislation. New Jersey Passed legislation, effective October 19, 2017, that allows hospice care programs to accept unwanted prescription medication from patient/resident no…

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By: Stericycle
Sep06

As Hurricane Irma approaches our coastline, Stericycle Environmental Solutions wants to make sure your hazardous waste is properly stored and segregated to prevent harmful spills. If you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, we urge you take precautionary steps now to lessen the potential damages from this Category 5 storm.…

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By: Stericycle
Aug08

It is no secret that aerosol cans are ubiquitous in today’s society. According to the Consumer Aerosol Products Council, up to 1,500 kinds of products, from asthma inhalers to shaving cream and hair sprays, are packaged as aerosols. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it has been…

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