Our Sustainability Commitment

At Stericycle, we promote sustainability by creating and implementing solutions that protect people, brands, public health, and the environment. Learn more in our 2015 Sustainability Report.

Stericycle is Committed to Sustainable Growth by:

  • Providing services and solutions that sustain people and the environment for the future.

  • Managing our internal operations in ways that are both socially and environmentally responsible.

  • Finding and managing new innovations to minimize our environmental impact.

Our Solutions that Drive Sustainability

Stericycle offers customers a multitude of services that are specifically designed to support environmental responsibility while maintaining regulatory compliance.

  • Sharps Management Service Featuring Reusable Containers is a comprehensive proactive sharps disposal service that features eco-friendly reusable containers.

  • Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions prevent pharmaceutical waste from entering the water table.

  • Integrated Waste Stream Solutions focuses on the management of highly regulated hospital waste and combines compliance regulations from federal, local, and Joint Commission Standards to help hospitals increase their recycling efforts.

  • Retail Waste Management offers retail establishments expert solutions for the proper disposal of retail hazardous waste while adhering to complex regulatory requirements.

  • Sustainability Services manage unsaleable products, byproducts, and nonperforming inventory with solutions that minimize waste volume and disposal costs while maximizing sustainability.

The Combined Impact of Our Sustainability Solutions During 2014

  • Treated and managed over 1 billion pounds of medical waste and nearly 1 billion pounds of hazardous waste.

  • Recycled 6.5 million consumer electronics of 7.2 million units of recalled products.

  • Diverted 18 million containers from landfill using Stericycle’s Sharps Management Solutions.

  • Managed the responsible disposal of over 30.5 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste.

Our Internal Sustainability Accomplishments from 2014

  • Saved more than 2 million miles by employing route planning software and cellular-based vehicle telemetry in our 1,200 daily truck routes.

  • Avoided 94.3 million pounds of plastics by using reusable transport containers and sharps containers.

  • Recycled at least 4.4 million pounds of corrugated cardboard, saving nearly 20,000 cubic feet of waste from going to landfill.

  • Decreased incineration emissions to well below EPA limits by installing state-of-the-art air scrubbers and carbon beds.

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