Stericycle specializes in the end to end disposal of all wastes that may be described as regulated medical waste, biohazardous waste, and other potentially infectious materials for facilities of all sizes.
With over 30 years of experience, we continue to serve facilities of all sizes; no matter how large or small and specialize in the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of medical waste.
We understand the importance of serving you reliably during the COVID-19 pandemic by helping you manage medical waste generated from patient care.
Our Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) service provides 24/7 access to our Mystericycle.com Customer Portal where you can easily manage your pickup schedule, make payments, and access shipping documents and invoices.
Our Mystericycle.com Customer Portal includes access to Biohazardous Waste Segregation and Hazardous Materials trainings in addition to resources related to various regulations. You can also access OSHA and HIPAA compliance tools and resources as part of our Steri-Safe Solutions. Subject to site availability.
We partner with you through the RMW lifecycle, from collection and transportation to treatment and disposal.
Customer separates waste types based on the guidelines set by Stericycle’s Waste Acceptance Policy and any applicable requirements.
Waste is packaged and labeled based on guidelines and requirements.
Waste is stored on-site until pickup is scheduled. Storage requirements, including time limitations, vary by region.
Waste is picked up by a Stericycle Driver and the Customer is provided with a shipping paper for their records.
Waste is transported to a Stericycle facility.
Waste is treated at our incineration or autoclave facility, rendered non-infectious, and disposed of in accordance with Local Regulations.
Waste shipping papers are retained by the Customer and Stericycle for the required period to ensure compliance. Records are also available on MyStericycle.com.
As an industry leader, Stericycle understands the importance of compliantly managing the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of various types of waste as required by regulations in your area.
Medical waste generated from procedures including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, or PPE, are considered RMW or red bag waste. They should be disposed of safely in marked containers that are stored for pickup.
Chemotherapy wastes includes empty chemo drug vials, syringes and needles, spill kits, IV tubing and bags, contaminated gloves and gowns, materials from spill cleanups, or bodily fluids/waste. This waste should be properly segregated, packaged, and labeled.
Pathological waste such as human or animal body parts, organs, tissues, and surgical specimens (decanted of formaldehyde, formalin, or other preservatives) are packaged separately for pickup in containers marked for incineration only.
Sharps waste such as needles, scalpels, blades, and pipettes that have come in contact with blood, body fluids, or microorganisms should be disposed of in a designated disposable sharps container.
We manage all major waste streams and offer compliance training, delivering with over 30 years of experience and our global fleet of more than 6,000 trucks.
In 2022, our eco-conscious products and sustainability guidance allowed our customers to recycle 454,000 tonnes of paper, safely dispose of 17,000 tonnes of pharmaceutical waste; and avoid greenhouse gas emissions while diverting 45,000 tonnes of sharps waste plastic from landfills.1
1. Source: Stericycle data, 2022.