Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub


Last updatedSeptember 15, 2021

Stericycle Overview: Coronavirus Response and Services

Our knowledge center is intended to keep you informed on the latest guidance for Coronavirus (COVID-19) waste disposal and help you prepare for the influx of waste generated by vaccinations. It also contains information on how we plan to continue service, including changes we are making to keep our employees, our customers and their patients, and our communities as safe as possible in the process.

With over 30 years of experience partnering with healthcare organizations, we understand the importance of continuing to serve you reliably, safely, and compliantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have made many strategic decisions related to collection, transportation, and disposal of regulated wastes to ensure our supply chain functions without disruption and to protect our customers from the financial burden of the pandemic.

Our infrastructure and capacity has supported healthcare providers across the country, 4,500+ COVID-19 testing sites and 200 temporary quarantine, testing, and treatment facilities and we have been recognized as a Company of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group (2020) and Stevie® Awards (2021), respectively, for our efforts. Be assured we continue to provide you industry-leading guidance and service.

Cindy J. Miller

Chief Executive Officer
Stericycle, Inc.

We’re in it together and we always have been.

Safe and Compliant COVID-19 Solutions

Stericycle offers solutions for healthcare and non-healthcare facilities to help schedule vaccinations and testing, as well as manage medical, vaccination and PPE waste generated through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Scheduling Solutions for Vaccines and Testing

The influx of COVID-19 patients and vaccinations require effective scheduling and reminders solutions. Implement and execute successful COVID-19 testing and vaccine programs with our HIPAA compliant online scheduling, message broadcast, and multi-channel patient communications and reminders. Click here to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal

With COVID-19 vaccines deploying throughout the United States, healthcare facilities are preparing for an influx of both patients and immunization waste. Stericycle offers a variety of safe, convenient and compliant solutions tailored to manage the surge in sharps and RMW waste volume as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations. Click here to learn more.

Managing PPE in the Workplace

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the work environment, many companies require that employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and gloves. In addition, some companies are requiring on-site testing of employees before they return to work. Our PPE Waste Pick-up or Mail Back options help to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 within the workplace for businesses of all sizes and industries. Click here to learn more.

COVID-19 Medical Waste Disposal

Whether you’re managing an influx of patients or establishing a temporary facility, Stericycle’s national footprint allows for the rapid mobilization and flexibility required to safely handle waste from COVID-19 testing, vaccination and treatment. Click here to learn more.

Steri-Safe® COVID-19 Management Solution

With any Steri-Safe OSHA or HIPAA Solution, you get access to a guidebook and timeline for a safe transition back to work, complete with COVID-19 online trainings and an OSHA-required respiratory protection plan for N95 respirator usage. Click here to learn how.

Stevie® Awards 2021 Company of the Year

Stericycle is honored to be presented with a Silver Stevie® Award by the Annual American Business Awards®. Stericycle was recognized as a Company of the Year for the safe and responsible management of COVID-19 medical waste. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Stericycle has played an essential role by fulfilling its mission to protect the health of its customers, employees, and community by safely and responsibly managing the transportation, treatment, and disposal of potentially infectious items

Business Intelligence Group 2020 Company of the Year

Stericycle is proud to be named a Business Intelligence Group 2020 Company of the Year for our work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical waste management is an essential part of stopping the spread of COVID-19, and as the largest medical waste provider in the U.S., Stericycle plays a critical role. Our operational footprint, industry expertise, and ability to scale capacity makes us unique in our ability to serve during times of extreme crises, including the current pandemic. 

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Industry Leadership You Can Trust


Years Experience[1]


Government Affairs and Regulatory Professionals[2]


Full-Time Environmental Health and Safety Professionals[2]


Regulatory Inquiries Handled in 2019[3]


Steri-Safe Safety Courses Completed Each Year[4]


Percent On-Time Service[5]


Stericycle Owned Medical Waste Treatment Facilities[6]


Permitted Medical Waste Trucks in North America[6]


Lbs Medical Waste Properly Managed[7]

Source:  1. Founded in 1989, Stericycle has over 30 years of experience. 2. North America for all business units, 2020. E&HS number approximate 3. Approximate. 4. Approximate; internet-based OSHA and HIPAA content for Steri-Safe customers. 5. Stericycle annual data, 2020. 6. North America; internal engineering data, 2020. 7. Stericycle data, 2020.


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