Compounding Pharmacy Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides compounding pharmacies with an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage regulated medical waste and compliance requirements. 

Stericycle is the trusted partner to hundreds of compounding pharmacies across the U.S.

Stericycle enables compounding pharmacies to maintain regulatory compliance by providing regulated medical waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

Compounding pharmacies specialize in creating customized medications to meet the unique needs of an individual patient, while also maintaining a safe and healthful environment for employees and patients. 

At Stericycle, we appreciate how important your role is in preparing specialty medications for pain management, hormone therapy, dermatology, among others, whether you are a compounding pharmacist, a pharmacist assistant, or a pharmacy technician. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different types of regulated waste streams, while maintaining an environment where your employees and facility are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.

We customize solutions for your needs, whether you are a locally owned and operated compounding pharmacy, or part of a larger group of pharmacies with multiple locations across the U.S.  

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Compounding Pharmacies

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from creating specialty medications and custom dosages based on the needs of an individual patient.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as blades, syringes, and lancets, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Easily collect and dispose of small quantities of sharps with our self-serve mail back kit that includes a pre-paid shipping box and return labels for your convenience.

Hazardous Waste and Lab Packing Services

Stericycle Hazardous Waste and Lab Packing Services provide safe and compliant disposal of hazardous waste such as aerosols, formalin, xylene and other flammable liquids, and universal waste.

Our highly trained and knowledgeable team members will work with you to help identify your waste streams, ensure they are properly segregated, educate your staff on proper on-site management, and ultimately transport and dispose of your materials in the most environmentally friendly method while meeting all local, state and federal guidelines.  

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste from preparing chemotherapy drugs to meet the needs of an individual patients. 

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, unused IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup and disposal and marked for incineration.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or confidential information, such as patient names, addresses, or phone numbers. 

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from creating specialty medications and custom dosages based on the needs of an individual patient.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as blades, syringes, and lancets, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Easily collect and dispose of small quantities of sharps with our self-serve mail back kit that includes a pre-paid shipping box and return labels for your convenience.

Hazardous Waste and Lab Packing Services

Stericycle Hazardous Waste and Lab Packing Services provide safe and compliant disposal of hazardous waste such as aerosols, formalin, xylene and other flammable liquids, and universal waste.

Our highly trained and knowledgeable team members will work with you to help identify your waste streams, ensure they are properly segregated, educate your staff on proper on-site management, and ultimately transport and dispose of your materials in the most environmentally friendly method while meeting all local, state and federal guidelines.  

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste from preparing chemotherapy drugs to meet the needs of an individual patients. 

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, unused IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup and disposal and marked for incineration.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or confidential information, such as patient names, addresses, or phone numbers. 

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Recommended Compliance Solutions for Compounding Pharmacies

Our regulatory experts have served compounding pharmacies across the U.S. and understand the importance of safety and medical waste compliance protocols.

Stericycle’s suite of Steri-Safe® Compliance Solutions enable you to easily manage your HIPAA and OSHA compliance requirements in formats that suit your facility’s needs. From online solutions to in-person step-by-step guidance, we will help pharmacists, pharmacist assistants, and pharmacy technicians stay compliant.

On-Site HIPAA and OSHA Expertise

Our HIPAA and OSHA experts will visit on-site to train your staff and conduct a HIPAA Privacy & Security Gap Analysis and a 150-point mock-OSHA facility evaluation to help you identify your risks of non-compliance and provide you with actionable recommendations.

Centralized Online Training

Access online trainings for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communication Standards as well as HIPAA regulations. Our Online Training Center allows you to assign trainings to staff and track completion, so you can easily maintain compliance.

On-Demand Compliance Resources

Unlock a variety of HIPAA and OSHA compliance resources, including our database of over 10M Safety Data Sheets (SDS), customizable OSHA Safety Plan Templates, HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals, and HIPAA Policy Templates to remain compliant. 

Compliance Training Requirements for Compounding Pharmacies 

*Remember to consider state regulatory requirements as compliance requirements may vary.

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HHS OCR: Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, DOT: Department of Transportation

Questions about your waste and compliance requirements?
Contact your local Stericycle compliance specialist today.

Why Stericycle?

When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – the health and well-being of your patients and the safety of your employees. 

Industry Leader

Industry leader with over 30 years of experience managing the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste.

Regulatory Experts

Customizable solutions with one partner managing regulated medical waste streams, HIPAA and OSHA compliance, and secure information destruction.

Customized Solutions

Reliable on-time service delivered by a nationwide network of treatment facilities, state-of-the-art fleet of trucks, proprietary real-time tracking systems, and qualified service operators.

One Partner

Dedicated team of on-site and off-site regulatory experts and online customer portal, MyStericycle.com, featuring a breadth of on-demand compliance trainings, tools, and resources.

Customer Service

Seamless customer experience delivered through easy onboarding, convenient online account management, and accessible client support.

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