Improperly disposing of old supplements and vitamins or expired beauty products can transform the product into something potentially dangerous to yourself, those around you, the environment, pets, and wild animal species. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation in the past several years to classify leftover dietary supplements as ‘hazardous waste pharmaceuticals’. For large quantity generators of supplements including protein powders, multivitamin capsules, CBD products, and more, we are here for your product waste disposal needs. We sort, package, collect, manifest, transport and dispose of waste products at your facility in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes cosmetics and pharmaceuticals under the label of “pharmaceuticals and personal care products,” or PPCPs. The EPA defines PPCPs as, “any product an individual uses for personal health or cosmetic reasons or used by agribusiness to enhance growth or health of livestock. This includes a wide range of chemical substances, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, veterinary drugs, lotions, fragrances, and cosmetics.” Regulations for generators disposing of cosmetics involve multiple agencies including the EPA, state and local agencies. These agencies also impose limitations on the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in some products sold in stores, this includes some beauty products such as hair spray, nail polish remover and hair removal creams.
In addition to hazardous waste regulations, manufacturers and distributors are challenged with contamination, improper labeling, incorrect or damaged packaging. We provide secure transportation and disposal of unsaleable products, thus reducing waste and clearing storage space. When distributors and manufacturers need to keep unusable products out of the marketplace, we collect, package and transport them to a disposal facility. With the knowledge of proper handling of the unique waste streams managed by health and nutrition companies, we can help you design a program that lessens your company’s environmental impact, reduces costs, and complies with EPA regulations. Contact us at (562) 906-2633 or click here for more information about our waste solutions.