Hazardous Waste

From lab waste to light bulbs to pharmaceuticals, managing your hazardous waste has historically required relationships with multiple partners. This results in more time away from doing what you love, along with the enhanced risk from multiple companies on-site at your facility handling your waste and impacting your overall compliance.

Clean Harbors has the ability to manage 100% of your hazardous waste. We have built a network of over 100 service centers, 50 hazardous waste disposal facilities and the largest hazardous waste incineration capacity in North America in order to become that single-source provider for our customers.

Whether for convenience, liability reduction, or better cost controls, healthcare professionals have been seeking partner consolidation and looking for better choices for years, but didn’t think it was possible. With Clean Harbors it’s not only possible, it’s a reality, and we are doing it right now for healthcare professionals all across North America.

  • Laboratory Waste
    Improper management of laboratory waste can pose significant risks not only to staff, but to anyone who handles it through its final disposal. From the cytology lab to the histology lab, Clean Harbors proprietary CleanPack® Laboratory Chemical Packing services provide proper recognition, handling, packaging, transportation and disposal of all laboratory chemicals—reducing your risk and providing you with peace of mind.
  • Reactive Materials
    Healthcare and research laboratories use numerous hazardous materials, including reactive materials such as sodium azide and picric acid that present potential hazards. Clean Harbors has extensive experience working with unstable and shock-sensitive substances. We provide a wide array of Reactive Material Services to ensure secure chemical management and safe disposal of unstable and potentially explosive waste.
  • Universal Waste
    Understanding the complex regulations and properly managing waste such as batteries, mercury-containing equipment, electronics, and fluorescent light bulbs can be extremely challenging for any healthcare facility. Clean Harbors can help. We have a long history of expertise in this area and can develop and implement customer-specific universal waste programs, including recycling and disposal of the collected materials.
  • Cylinder and Compressed Gases
    When problems arise with compressed gas cylinder use and storage, you need expert help. The Clean Harbors highly trained specialists meet rigid personnel qualifications and can handle all types of cylinders and compressed gases. We manage a wide range of liquefied, non-liquefied and dissolved gases, including medical air, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen (medical liquid nitrogen), nitrous oxide, and more. We contain leaking or damaged cylinders, test and identify unknown materials, manage both portable and fixed tanks, and handle inherently unstable and high-hazard cylinders.
  • U-, P-, D-Listed Waste

    The proper management and disposal of EPA-Listed waste is critical because of its toxic or hazardous nature. Clean Harbors Waste Disposal Services provide the widest range of treatment and disposal options in the industry for all of your hazardous waste. Employing the most advanced technologies, we provide a single disposal source, making the entire process easier, safer and more cost-effective.

    U-Listed waste – examples include chemotherapy agents such as chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, daunomycin, diethylstilbestrol, melphalan, mitomycin C, streptozotocin, and uracil mustard; other non-antineoplastic pharmaceuticals including reserpine, selenium sulfide, resorcinol, saccharin, and chloral hydrate 
    P-Listed waste – examples include arsenic trioxide, epinephrine, nicotine, nitroglycerine, physostigmine, physostigmine salicylate, and warfarin above 0.3%
    D-Listed waste – ignitable, toxic, corrosive and reactive waste

    *For questions regarding U-, P-, and D-Listed waste, contact us.