Alert: Temporary pharmaceutical waste containers

February 26, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Please be advised that due to supply chain issues with acquiring black universal waste pharmaceutical containers, alternate color variations may be found in patient rooms or in other areas of the hospital. The body and top of the container may be any combination of colors which include, but are not limited to, red, white or black.

These temporary replacement containers will be mounted in their usual, familiar places. Please take special care in reading the labels so that medical waste and universal pharmaceutical waste are properly segregated. These containers will have a prominent 6×6 label indicating the acceptable waste type.

As of right now there is no firm date when standardized containers will be back in stock but the organization is working hard to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.