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EPA Publishes Revised 10-Step Blueprint for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste

(Brookfield, WI – October 10, 2022) PharmEcology Services, WM Sustainability Service

EPA has released the revised 10-Step Blueprint for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste in US Healthcare Facilities. The initial Blueprint was first released in 2006 and updated in 2008. This new version features the Subpart P Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, the hazardous waste Sewer Ban, and the OTC Nicotine Exemption. The Blueprint offers both a Quick Start Guide, a Step-by-Step Guide to Notifying under Subpart P, and a more comprehensive ten step approach to implementing or revising your hazardous waste pharmaceutical program. The Blueprint can be accessed at either EPA’s website at or at the Healthcare Environmental Resource Center at

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