From medical waste and document destruction to sustainability services and compliance solutions, the Stericycle team has been serving customers since 1989.
Since our founding over 25 years ago, Stericycle has 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.
In the late 1980s, illegally disposed medical waste begins washing ashore of the Atlantic Coast. Shortly thereafter the U.S. Congress passes the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 and the U.S. medical waste industry is born.
About the same time, Dr. James Sharp develops a business plan that focuses on helping hospitals manage their medical waste in an environmentally sound and cost effective manner; this leads to the formation of Stericycle in 1989.
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 Core Purpose is to help our customers fulfill their promise by providing solutions that protect people and brands, promote health, and safeguard the environment.
Our team members are encouraged to report ethics issue or violation of our Core Values or Code of Conduct to an independent, confidential resource.
We are honest and open in our interactions with others. When making decisions, we always do the right thing.
We take ownership of our own actions and focus on solutions. We deliver on our promises.
We work as a team, no matter the goal. We share successes and failures together and work to make things better.
We provide service that is valuable for our customers and exceeds their expectations. We respect the value of both our internal and external customers.
We provide the most value while consuming the fewest resources. We embrace the talents of the people who do the work.
We have a culture that fosters team member engagement and loyalty. We do so with a spirit of camaraderie.
Stericycle is passionate about finding and delivering solutions that
keep potentially harmful wastes out of our communities.
Watch our Every Day is Earth Day video or click below to learn more.
Medical waste management keeps you and your employees safe, and no one has more experience than
Stericycle. We have solutions for companies of all sizes.
lbs of Regulated
Waste Management 
Safely Disposed 
On-Time Service 
1) Founded in 1989, Stericycle has over 25 years of experience. 2) Based on 2014 data and includes both hazardous and medical waste. 3) Based on 2014 data, this includes pharmaceuticals from all customers including retailers. 4) Based on missed stops report for medical waste YTD through September 2016.
Our philosophy is what we call the Circle of Growth. It starts with our Team Members. If we can create an environment where Team Members enjoy and excel in what they do, it leads to Customer Loyalty. When customers are loyal, it sustains and grows our Profitable Business. When our business prospers, we can reinvest that profit back into our company and our people to provide better resources to do their jobs. This results in Team Member Loyalty and the cycle repeats.
With more than 24,000 team members worldwide, Stericycle understands the impact that our team members can have in the communities that we serve. At the corporate level, we support a Team Member Hardship Fund to help our own team members when they are facing the most challenging of times. Furthermore, each of our local facilities and offices are empowered to identify and support their own community service opportunities.
STERICYCYLE TEAM MEMBERS: Donate $1 per paycheck to the
SteriCares Hardship Fund now.
We are proud of our company, our operations, and our team members. We encourage you to learn more about us by reviewing some of key company documents.
The Stericycle Overview: We Protect What Matters
Stericycle Code of Conduct
Stericycle Team Member Handbook
Stericycle Communication Solutions Team Member Handbook
Stericycle Anticorruption Policy
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