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By: Stericycle
Jun24

With South Carolina and Wyoming rules coming into effect, the list of states is getting increasingly small who are pending adoption of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. As states and territories analyze the rule, Stericycle Environmental Solutions continues to monitor the latest activity. Below, we outline the most recent anticipated…

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By: Stericycle
Jun12

The state of Washington has passed House Bill 1652, creating a statewide product stewardship program for paint. Proponents of this bill have been working for nearly one decade to pass a paint stewardship program. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law on May 9, with it going into…

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By: Stericycle
Jun07

Utah and Nebraska are two of the latest states to move forward with a pilot consumer medication take back program. Utah passed a resolution to request that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) allow for a pilot drug take back program for consumer medication drop boxes in pharmacies run by local…

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By: Stericycle
Jun03

As we reported earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, impacting health care entities including long-term care (LTC) facilities. These requirements regard the generation, management, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. As we continue to monitor, below is the most…

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By: Stericycle
May17

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is soliciting nominees for a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee. Nominations from across the transportation and manufacturing industries are encouraged. “The Department is seeking experts from diverse technical and transportation backgrounds to evaluate safety improvements for the…

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By: Stericycle
May15

The most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – hosted bi-annually by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – saw record participation from law enforcement partners and collection locations. On April 27, 2019, nearly 5,000 partners operated more than 6,200 collection sites across the country. In less than 24…

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By: Stericycle
May15

Annual program hosted by Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today recognizes over-achievers in the energy, environmental and sustainability industry INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2019) – Stericycle Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management solutions, announces today that Meg Moynihan, Director of Strategic Marketing, has been named to the Environment…

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By: Stericycle
May13

With Washington’s rule effective last month, 28 states are left pending adoption of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. As states and territories analyze the rule, Stericycle Environmental Solutions continues to monitor the latest activity. Below, we outline the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the rule. States…

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By: Stericycle
May11

Illinois is considering special manifest requirements for non-hazardous waste. This would solve an issue that exists today, as “special waste” must be shipped on a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. “Special waste” generally refers to all non-hazardous waste in Illinois, including non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste. As a result, this designation has created…

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By: Stericycle
May10

Stericycle Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management solutions, announces it is continuing its partnership with the National Safety Council (NSC) to bring the Council’s opioid memorial to the New York State Capitol May 20–23. Stericycle Environmental Solutions is the exclusive medication disposal partner for the…

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