Pharmacies

We can help you manage the complex demands of compliant pharmacy waste management, allowing you to focus on your business.

Protect Your Employees, Customers, and Community

Stericycle supports the leading role pharmacists hold as healthcare providers in our communities. From vaccination programs to offering safe disposal of consumers’ unwanted medications and used sharps, we have partnered with thousands of pharmacies of all sizes to provide easy to use regulated waste disposal services. We help your business promote health and safeguard the environment.

How we help

There are strict compliance requirements around pharmaceutical waste and other healthcare wastes. It must be correctly segregated, appropriately labelled and packaged for transport, stored safely in a secure place and described accurately on all documentation. But we know that you didn’t choose a career in pharmacy to focus on the complexities of waste management - that’s our passion!

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Pharmacies

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Sharps waste

Example sharps include:

  • hypodermic needles, syringes and syringe barrels
  • used medicine vials
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns and gloves
  • other contaminated PPE
  • contaminated bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example chemical waste includes:

  • steriliser, disinfectants and detergents
  • solvents
  • batteries

Phamaceutical Waste

Example pharmaceutical wastes include:

  • returned and out-of-date medicines
  • controlled drugs destruction kits
  • cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines 
  • recalled pharmaceutical stock

Sharps waste

Example sharps include:

  • hypodermic needles, syringes and syringe barrels
  • used medicine vials
  • scalpels, razors and razor blades
  • phials, pipettes, test tubes, broken glass

Infectious Waste Disposal

Example infectious wastes include:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns and gloves
  • other contaminated PPE
  • contaminated bed roll

Chemical Waste

Example chemical waste includes:

  • steriliser, disinfectants and detergents
  • solvents
  • batteries

Phamaceutical Waste

Example pharmaceutical wastes include:

  • returned and out-of-date medicines
  • controlled drugs destruction kits
  • cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines 
  • recalled pharmaceutical stock

Put your trust in a leading specialist waste partner

All of our waste containers are UN approved and we have our own fleet of vehicles operating across Ireland with dedicated waste disposal facilities - this means that we can offer you compliant, fully trackable and auditable end-to-end specialist waste solutions that will help protect your business, your employees and your clients.

Why we're the perfect partner for you

You segregate

Segregate and store each type of specialist waste separately from your general waste

We collect

Either on an agreed regular schedule or you can contact us for additional or ad-hoc collections.

We treat & dispose

All your waste is compliantly and securely processed, giving you peace of mind.

Compliant waste management is critical in the protection of people, the environment and our communities.

Poor waste management exposes employees, waste handlers and the community to infections, toxic effects and injuries. Such as air, water pollution, disease and needle stick injuries.

Failure to correctly segregate, store, transport and treat healthcare waste can result in pollution, prosecution, fines and bad publicity.

The national colour-coded segregation system identifies and segregates waste on the basis of waste classification and suitability of treatment/disposal options.

When segregating waste you must consider both the appropriate waste stream (colour coding) and the appropriate packaging.