Commercial Pharmaceutical Waste Management

We help companies with pharmaceutical waste streamline their waste management, ensuring they always fulfil their duty of care and protect the health of people, animals, and the environment. We make following legal obligations simple, always safely handling, storing and disposing of your pharmaceutical waste.

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Why us

Cost effective and reliable pharmaceutical waste removal services

We are proud to offer affordable and cost effective waste removal to pharmacies, hospitals and dentists of all sizes.

Our prices vary depending on the size and scale of your project, but our prices remain competitive and affordable.

For more information on how much your waste removal services will cost you, get in touch with our team now.

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What happens to my recycled pharmaceutical waste?

We always ensure correct disposal of pharmaceutical waste, expired or not, to prevent misuse. After sorting and secure storage, licensed carriers transport it to a nearby facility.

The treatment process differs based on the type of waste. Typically, it’s incinerated to break down chemicals, and the resulting residue can be mixed with other waste.

Biohazardous waste undergoes sterilisation to remove infectious elements before proper waste disposal.

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Your trusted partner in pharmaceutical waste management

You need a waste management partner who will make removing pharmaceutical waste a breeze. Luckily for you, it’s our mission to take the worry out of handling pharmaceutical waste, and we’ve got you covered when it comes to staying fully compliant with environmental law.


Fully transparent

We always manage your waste in line with managing your waste in line with regulations which keeps your company on the right side of the law and helps to protect the environment too.


A partner you can trust

We are seasoned experts of all types of waste management, including pharmaceuticals. Our team is committed to always providing honest, dependable advice every time.


Ready when you are

We make sure your pharmaceutical waste management is easy. Our team of experts are ready to help whenever you need us.


Value for money

We offer affordable, competitive, and safe management of your waste pharmaceutical product.



Pharmaceutical waste is hazardous to human health and the environment, which is why we always provide the most eco-conscious and safe waste management service. We get the job done without harming the environment.


Serving across the UK

We provide UK-wide pharmaceutical waste disposal management to companies such as care homes, labs, dentists, and hospitals.

One Point Contact

Single point of contact

We serve as one point of contact for all your pharmaceutical waste needs. We manage the entire process from start to end, which means you can spend time on what matters most to you.

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Community first

We work closely with local and independent waste companies, so you can be sure your money stays in the local community.



We are able to easily alter our waste services to suit you and your needs. Whether you’re a large hospital, a chain of pharmacists or a small independent dentist, you’ll never be paying over the odds for your pharmaceutical waste management.

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Brands we work with

Our pharmaceutical waste management suits many business sizes – from SMEs to large household names. Get in touch today to get your waste sorted.

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31% of the waste was recycled, 65% of it was recovered

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Increase in recycling of over 300%

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Sanctuary Students

34% reduction in general waste volume

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Reduced general waste cost by 40%


“NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them.”

Paulo Botrugno | VP Global Supplier Management – Head of International Supply Chain
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Operating nationwide

Whether you’re overseeing a single facility or several throughout the UK, our extensive, unique network allows us to expertly handle all your pharmaceutical waste requirements.

Reliable partnerships

We’ve chosen our partners based on their commitment to quality and reliability. That’s why, with NRC, you can expect only the most transparent, punctual, and professional pharmaceutical waste collection.

Efficient solutions

By working with NRC for your commercial pharmaceutical waste management, you can say goodbye to unreliable, undependable waste collections.

100% UK Coverage

Total UK coverage for pharmaceutical waste management

We’ve really got your back when it comes to managing your pharmaceutical waste. Our services span every corner of the country thanks to our extensive network of dedicated partners in waste management.

No matter where you’re located, our friendly and experienced team is here to assist you with all your pharmaceutical waste needs, including collection, disposal, and overall management.

No need to stress about toxic, harmful or dangerous pharmaceutical waste – we’re the experts in handling it all. Reach out today for trustworthy pharmaceutical waste management services – available nationwide.

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Hear from some of our happy customers

"NRC has demonstrated great flexibility and responsiveness with a rigorous approach to compliance management that is very much sought after by a leading UK charity such as ours. The centralised and transparent approach has enabled British Heart Foundation to investigate options and alternatives during the normal course of business, with the ease of having a single point of contact to take the hassle out of waste management for us."

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"NRC fully grasped our needs and designed a solution to suit our business that has delivered dramatic improvements above and beyond what was initially expected. The fact that we deal with a dedicated compliance and recycling contract manager at NRC while receiving expert service from some of the UK’s leading regional waste and recycling management suppliers gives us the best of both worlds and we’re delighted with the results."

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"NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them."

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"We started working with NRC in 2017 using their expertise to improve service delivery and reduce costs for our customers. We have built our portfolio with NRC every year since and rely on their responsive, managed approach to add value to our own proposition."

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The team

Meet the team

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Paul Jackson, Consortium Director

Paul has over 36 years of experience in the waste and recycling sector. Having spent this time working for the largest waste management companies in the UK and Europe at a senior level, he has developed in-depth knowledge of the UK waste and recycling sector.

Our Services

Our commercial pharmaceutical waste management service

Whether you’re a large corporation or an SME, we’ve got your pharmaceutical waste management sorted.

Who needs pharmaceutical waste collection services?

Healthcare Waste Management

Medical facilities – including hospitals, clinics, care homes and dental offices, rely on us to handle pharmaceutical medical waste. From sharps to biohazardous materials, we ensure everything is removed safely and compliantly.

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What is commercial pharmaceutical waste management?
Commercial pharmaceutical waste management is a service that helps businesses, healthcare facilities, and pharmaceutical companies properly handle and dispose of pharmaceutical waste in compliance with regulations.
Why is it important for my business to use professional pharmaceutical waste management services?
Professional pharmaceutical waste management ensures that potentially harmful and hazardous waste is handled, transported, and disposed of in a safe, environmentally-friendly, and compliant manner, reducing legal and environmental risks.
What types of businesses benefit from commercial pharmaceutical waste management?
Hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and any business that generates pharmaceutical waste can benefit from these services.
What types of pharmaceutical waste are considered hazardous?
Hazardous pharmaceutical waste includes expired drugs, chemotherapy agents, and any medication or substances that can pose a risk to human health or the environment.
How do I get started with pharmaceutical waste management services?
Contact our team to discuss your specific needs and obtain a customised waste management plan. We will guide you through the necessary steps to ensure compliance and safety.
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More than just pharmaceutical waste management

At NRC, we’re your trusted pros when it comes to pharmaceutical waste management, but that’s not all we do. We’re here to take care of a whole range of waste types. Take a look at the various commercial waste solutions we offer businesses around the country.

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General Waste

Got things that can’t be recycled? We’ll take it off your hands and dispose of it responsibly. Sounds too good to be true? We’ll even provide a detailed report on what we do with your waste, so you can see for yourself.


Mixed Recycling

Managing recyclables like cardboard, paper, plastic, and metal is a breeze with us. And if you can sort them before handing them over, even better.

Cardboard Waste


If your business produces a lot of paper and cardboard waste then let us take care of collecting and recycling it for you. We can even help you to install on-site baling equipment to deliver even more cost savings for your business.

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Food Waste

We know how to take your food waste and give it a sustainable makeover. We’ll transform it into green electricity, fertiliser, and compost. Not only does this promote eco-friendly food waste management, it reduces your costs, too.

Glass Waste


Glass waste is heavy, and dealing with it in general waste can be costly. That’s why we suggest separating it into its own bin – you save money and everything is properly recycled!


Commodities (with rebates)

If your business churns out a lot of recyclable material, we’ll pay you a rebate for it. We even help you optimise waste returns, including recommendations for handy equipment to help you recycle more.


Other Waste

Our waste management has you covered when it comes to various types of waste, be it clinical, WEEE, or pre-consumer waste. So, whether you’re dealing with everyday waste or tackling something a little more specialised, NRC is your reliable eco-conscious partner all the way.

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WEEE Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collection.

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Electrical Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collections.

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Hazardous Waste

Whether you produce old petrol at a garage or remove certain types of wood in construction, NRC can handle your hazardous waste management.

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Sanitary Waste

Need someone to empty and collect the waste from your office sanitary bins? Or are you overseeing a busy healthcare facility? No matter your industry or type of sanitary waste, we can help.

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Medical Waste

From contaminated sharps to PPE, we have the experience and know-how to efficiently and effectively manage it all.

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Textile Waste

From manufacturing to retail, no matter what industry you work in, if you generate textile waste, we’re here to help.

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Sharps Waste

We can provide sharps bins, as well as a comprehensive, reliable and sustainable collection service for all your sharps waste.

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Dental Waste

Whether your dental practice produces general, recycling or clinical waste, NRC is the expert you need to manage it all.

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Plastic Waste

No matter what industry you operate in, from office and education to warehousing and hospitality, you can trust us to manage your plastic waste in an eco-friendly way.

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Metal Waste

We’re experts in all things metal waste management, and will always prioritise the sustainable disposal of all metal waste, no matter the sector.

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Waste Oil

From airports to garages and pubs to construction sites, we are at the ready to handle the collection and sustainable disposal of your waste oil.

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Fridge / Freezers Waste

You can always count on NRC to collect, break down and recycle each part of your waste fridge freezers.

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Inert Waste (Bricks, Concrete, Soil, Stone)

If your construction site or factory produces lots of inert waste, look no further than NRC. We have the expertise and infrastructure to efficiently manage it all.

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Plasterboard Waste

Whether you’re in facilities management or construction, count on NRC to dispose of your plasterboard waste in the most environmentally friendly way.

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Wood Waste

From wood packaging, pallets and timber, to any other type of wood scraps, we can help you handle it in a clean, green and compliant way.

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Paper Waste

Paper waste is a natural byproduct of most industries. It’s also one of the easiest materials to recycle – hand it over to NRC and count on us for reliable collections and honest prices.

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PVC Waste

PVC is one of the most widely used types of plastics and can be found in anything from clothing to piping. If you need help managing your PVC waste, look no further than NRC.