US Ecology and Smarter Sorting Partner to Revolutionize Retail Waste Classification and Compliance Services. 

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My stores continue to operate efficiently and without interruption thanks to the service and value of our US Ecology partnership. Choosing to partner with US Ecology has been one of the smartest decisions we could have made to do our part in protecting the health and safety of our business, our employees and our communities.   --Senior Compliance Manager, National Supermarket Chain

Regulated Waste Compliance Solutions for Retailers

Are you tired of worrying about damage to your brand’s reputation or fines from regulators for hazardous waste compliance issues? Do you need help with retail waste disposal? Achieve peace of mind and exceptional value by partnering with US Ecology to provide nationwide retail hazardous waste solutions.

US Ecology’s team of dedicated environmental professionals has over 65 years of experience building customized programs focused on safely managing hazardous waste for supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies and drugstores, convenience stores and gas stations, department stores, home-improvement stores, discount general stores and more. US Ecology can help you achieve your retail waste compliance goals and eliminate fines while minimizing cost and store operational interruption.    

Achieve Compliance and Reduce Fines

  • RCRA, Hazardous and Universal Waste Treatment and Disposal
  • DEA Permitted for Pharmaceutical and Medical Waste Management
  • DOT-Certified Transportation and Technicians
  • 24/7/365 Emergency Response
  • Wholly-owned Transportation Fleet and Disposal Facilities
  • Online Document and Report Access  

Exceed Sustainability Goals

  • Waste Minimization
  • Alcohol Recycling
  • Aerosol Recycling Technology
  • Route Optimization Technology
  • Mobile-Information Management Systems      

What you need to know to stay on the right side of regulators.

Safe and Compliant Disposal of Controlled Substances

As pressure and concern over the secure disposal of pharmaceutical products increases, state and national agencies are further regulating their disposal to better protect our communities from harm. Recognizing the importance of helping our customers achieve compliance with these regulations, we have dedicated solutions in place to support the needs of pharmacies, supermarkets, laboratories, manufacturing facilities and more.

Our facilities have the unique ability to handle all hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste streams, from DEA controlled substances to over the counter medications. Our teams of professionals provides secure pick-up, transportation and disposal of waste, including off-spec, out-of-date and returned products. The combination of our facilities, DEA permits, DOT-certified trucks and technicians and certified Lab Pack chemists provide you with unequaled service and solutions you can trust.

Our Environmental, Health and Safety and Regulatory professionals are available to review all elements of your complicated pharmaceutical waste management disposal. They will keep you informed of the latest regulatory changes and how they could impact your operations. Our teams optimize the most sustainable and innovative solutions to dispose of your pharmaceuticals safely and compliantly and with the intent to reduce your generator status as much as permitted in order to reduce your costs.   

US Ecology has the unique ability to handle non-hazardous, hazardous and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Schedule II-IV Controlled Substance pharmaceutical waste streams.  US Ecology’s Detroit facility is one of the few RCRA permitted DEA registered reverse distribution pharmaceutical waste handlers in the industry.  Learn More about US Ecology's Pharmaceutical Waste Management Program

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US Ecology is a RCRA permitted, VAWD accredited, DEA registered reverse distributor and is recognized by every state board of pharmacy to safely manage your pharmaceutical waste. 

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Our footprint of state of the art facilities allows us to safely and efficiently support all your environmental and emergency response needs. Learn more about our 130+ locations across North America and around the world.

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