Medical and pharmaceutical waste
Waste pharmaceuticals and other medical waste can be released into the environment through improper disposal. Long-term exposure to pharmaceuticals in water supplies is a concern because it may harm animals and plants that live in the water, as well as humans. Improper disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals also increases the risk of drug abuse and accidental poisoning.
Community resources, waste management guidance
Evaluating waste, management requirements
- Colorado Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Sites and Facilities (Part 1 Section 13) (6 CCR 1007-2).
Colorado hazardous waste regulations (6 CCR 1007-3).
Colorado Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Radiation Control (6 CCR 1007-1).