Divisions
Pharmaceutical Waste FAQs

Ambulatory Care, PDCs, CPDCs, DPCs

What drugs should be placed in the blue bins?

Blue Bin Drugs are listed on the Blue Bin Disposal List poster which should be posted near your blue bin collectors. If you need an additional copy of a Blue Bin poster, see the OESO website or call us at 919-684-2794.

What should I do if I am in a PDC, CPDC, or DPC and my bin is full/need a replacement?

Contact OESO at 919-684-2794.

How often will the blue bin drug posters be updated?

The blue bin poster was initially created based on comparisons of off-site inventories with regulation lists. The poster will be updated as the inventories are updated. Check the website for updated posters.

I am a new off-site location and need to receive a blue bin for collection. Who should I contact?

Contact OESO at 919-684-2794.

I need additional bins, stickers, or copies of the poster at my location. Who should I contact?

Contact OESO at 919-684-2794.

Hospital, Units, Hospital Based Clinics

What drugs should be placed in the blue bins?

Blue Bin drugs have information to indicate their disposal on the label.

My bin is full/needs a replacement. Who should I contact?

Contact OESO at 919-684-2794.

How often are bins being collected?

Bins are checked on a predetermined basis and collected when full. If a bin is full, please contact OESO at 919-684-2794 for pick-up.

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