Containers for Medical Waste, Non-RCRA Pharmaceuticals, and Chemotherapy
Our clinical waste bins and other medical waste handling containers offer an efficient systematic approach to safe medical waste collection within your facility.
Types of Biohazard and Clinical Waste Containers We Offer
Not all medical wastes can be packaged together. Sharps, such as used needles, syringes, and lancets, must be placed in sharps containers.
Pharmaceutical waste needs to be sorted (segregated) as hazardous drug waste, non-RCRA drug waste, and controlled substances. You should also segregate and identify chemotherapy and pathological wastes, and some states require special handling and disposal of these materials. Bulk and/or trace chemotherapy disposal are guided by separate regulations.
To meet your specific waste disposal requirements, Stericycle provides biohazard waste disposal services, pharmaceutical disposal, compliance training, and reycling programs. We also offers different types of disposal containers:
- Medical waste bins
- Sharps containers
- Non-RCRA pharmaceutical waste containers
- Chemotherapy containers
- Containers for cultures and infectious stock
RCRA compliant containers
4 Factors to Consider When Buying Waste Containers
- The types of waste your facility produces
- Your storage area and space limitations
- Your waste location and security
- Your state and federal regulations
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 1910.1030(d)(4)(iii)(A)(2)(i) states that sharps waste containers shall be as close as is feasible to the immediate area where sharps are used to allow for easy disposal.
Check with your Stericycle representative to understand your state-specific requirements regarding containers and disposal.
Non-RCRA Drug Disposal Containers
Ensure proper disposal by Separation (segregation) of non-hazardous drugs in a dedicated non-RCRA pharmaceutical container that ensures proper disposal by incineration.
- Labeled exclusively for non-RCRA pharmaceutical waste
- Leak-resistant gasket and absorbent pad help contain liquid contents
- Developed to meet California Department of Public Health requirements for non-RCRA pharmaceuticals
Hazardous Drug Disposal
Hazardous drugs should be disposed as hazardous waste as hazardous pharmaceutical waste.
Other Waste Container Considerations
Hands-free waste management promotes OSHA compliance by remaining closed when not in use. Hands-free containers allow easy access
Other Practical and Regulatory Considerations
Trolleys, dollies, and carts make containers portable and keep them close at hand when needed.
Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require special packaging, marking and labeling, shipping documents, emergency response, and employee training when preparing hazardous materials such as regulated waste materials for transport. Employee waste handling training, including DOT training, is available to current customers at your personal MyStericycle.com customer account.