Storage facility grounds, including the area around health centers, must remain free of health care waste and other garbage. Maintaining a clean environment where pharmaceuticals and other health supplies are stored will reduce the number of pests-insects and rodents-and reduce the number of people, including children, who may be injured by used medical equipment or discarded medicines.
Check with local officials about laws that pertain to health care waste management and environmental protection before instituting a disposal technique.
Plan storage, transportation, and disposal techniques that are practical and simple. Monitor disposal practices on a regular, frequent basis.