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
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 Medical Waste
lbs Hazardous Waste
Waste Safely Disposed
Tons Paper Securely
Shred and Recycled
Million lbs Waste Material
Diverted from Landfill
1) Founded in 1989, Stericycle has over 25 years of experience. 2) Based on 2016 data and includes both hazardous and medical waste. 3) Based on 2016 data, this includes pharmaceuticals from all customers including retailers. 4) Based on missed stops report for medical waste YTD through September 2016.
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