About A Team of Purpose Driven Individuals

A Team of Purpose Driven Individuals

Stericycle is a global business-to-business services company. We provide an array of highly specialized solutions serving healthcare organizations and commercial businesses of every size. Since our founding over 25 years ago, we have grown from a small start-up in medical waste management into a leader across a range of increasingly complex and highly regulated arenas, including compliance and sustainability waste services, brand protection solutions, and customer contact solutions.
Every organization today must comply with increasingly strict regulatory guidelines and quality controls in the delivery of their core businesses. Large or small, businesses can’t always do it on their own. They seek out Stericycle to help them. We have the expertise and passion to take on many complicated and often behind-the-scenes services our clients don’t always know how to do well but ultimately make their businesses better.

Our History

Stericycle began as a classic start-up with a business plan and a dream to provide a better solution for managing medical waste. From that, we’ve grown through service enhancements and hundreds of acquisitions into a company with a wide range of business-to-business solutions which support complex business challenges. In just over 25 years, we have become a trusted business partner to hundreds of thousands of customers around the world and are listed as a top company on the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Forbes Global 2000 lists.

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Congress passes the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 after hypodermic needles begin washing ashore


Stericycle is founded when Dr. James Sharp develops a business plan for medical waste management


Mark Miller steps in as President and CEO and accelerates our growth


Stericycle goes public on the NASDAQ as SRCL


International expansion begins with Mexico and Canada


The acquisition of BFI moves Stericycle into a leading market position


Forbes names Stericycle one of the 200 Best Small Companies in America


With entry in pharmaceutical returns, we start our Expert Solutions business


Our revenue breaks the $1 billion threshold


We launch Stericycle Communication Solutions


Charlie Alutto becomes President and CEO as we exceed $2 billion in revenue


We launch Stericycle Environmental Solutions


We announce the acquisition of Shred-it, our biggest acquisition to date

Our Purpose & Values

Our Core Purpose: To help our customers fulfill their promise by providing solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and safeguard the environment

One Team. One Goal.
Customer First
Continuous Improvement
Enjoying our Work

We Are Committed To Protecting The Environment

Stericycle’s commitment to the environment and sustainability stems from our focus on providing solutions that enforce our core purpose: protect people and brands, promote health, and safeguard the environment. As part of our commitment, we manage our internal operations in ways that are both socially and environmentally responsible. We’re also constantly searching for new innovations to implement that help our customers and our team minimize environment impact and promote healthy communities.

Sustainability Commitment