Are chemotherapy drugs listed as hazardous waste?
Yes, several chemotherapy drugs are listed as hazardous wastes in 40 CFR 261.33(f) (commonly known as the U-list). As such, these drugs are regulated under the EPA hazardous waste regulation if they are discarded commercial chemical products, off-specification species, container residues or spill residues.
The following guidance documents provide a list of these chemotherapy drugs that when discarded are subject to regulation:
Memo, Denit to Feigner; January 30, 1986 (RCRA Online #12549)
Memo, Sales to Kamienny; June 16, 1987 (RCRA Online #12946).
These memoranda are available in the RCRA Online database at the following URL: http://www.epa.gov/rcraonline/.
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