Pharmaceutical and Sharps Enforcement

The Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship law (Public Resources Code sections 42030 through 42036.4) requires the establishment and implementation of statewide programs for the proper collection, management, and disposal of covered pharmaceutical and home generated sharps waste products.

Resource Information

CalRecycle’s Pharmaceutical & Sharps Enforcement team provides compliance oversight and, as necessary, enforcement of the Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship law. The inspectors determine compliance through research and field inspections.

Program News...

  • October 4, 2021: CalRecycle distributed a notification of approaching pharmaceutical and sharps compliance requirements indicating covered products sold or offered for sale by a covered entity must be part of an approved stewardship plan by January 7, 2022.

Pharmaceutical and Sharps Inspectors

Inspectors
Job Title
State of California Badge ID
Trevor O’ShaughnessyManager164
Eric Yee
Supervisor
627
Brett Johnson
Environmental Scientist
626
Ivy Nguyen
Environmental Scientist
625
Max Claret
Environmental Scientist
631
Sumera Kandhro
Environmental Scientist
632

For information about CalRecycle’s pharmaceutical and sharps compliance and enforcement oversight contact PharmaSharpsEnforcement@calrecycle.ca.gov. To learn more about California’s pharmaceutical and sharps law, go to the Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Homepage.