Pharmacy Waste Disposal Solutions that Are Safe, Efficient, and Compliant

Stericycle provides products and services that protect your brand and support the health and well-being of your employees, customers and community.

Protect Your Employees, Customers, and Community

Stericycle supports the leading role pharmacists hold as healthcare providers in our communities. From vaccination programs to offering safe disposal of consumers’ unwanted medications and used sharps, we have partnered with thousands of pharmacies of all sizes to provide easy to use regulated waste disposal services. We help your business promote health and safeguard the environment.

Keep Employees Safe and Healthy & Protect Your Brand

Safeguard your staff, community and organization through compliant disposal solutions

  • Route-based or Mailback vaccination waste disposal solution
  • COVID testing waste disposal solution
  • Secure information destruction solution
  • OSHA/HIPAA compliance solution

Add Customer Value In Store

Drive foot traffic and brand loyalty through safe in-store disposal solutions

  • Consumer pharmaceutical disposal solution (MedDropTM)
  • Consumer restroom sharps disposal solution

Extend Customer Satisfaction At Home

Prolong enhanced customer experience and extend your brand’s reach through secure in-home disposal solutions

  • Consumer in-home pharmaceutical disposal solution (Seal&SendTM)
  • Consumer in-home sharps container disposal solution (SafeDropTM)

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Retail Pharmacies

Stericycle supports the leading role pharmacists hold as healthcare providers in our communities. From vaccination programs to offering safe disposal of consumers’ used sharps, we have partnered with thousands of pharmacies of all sizes to provide easy to use regulated waste disposal services.

Regulated Medical Waste and SafeDrop Sharps Mail Back Solutions

Stericycle provides pharmacies with an assortment of turnkey mail back systems  for the safe disposal of sharps and biohazardous waste available in a range of sizes to suit your pharmacy’s immunization programs. Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, our services have been utilized by 1,000+ COVID-19 testing sites and hundreds of temporary quarantine, testing, and treatment facilities across the country and have become a trusted provider of COVID-19 vaccination waste solutions. Whether for annual flu vaccinations, local outbreaks, pandemics, or home users of sharps, Stericycle’s SafeDrop mail back solutions are a safe and reliable service to properly dispose of your vaccination waste. Our kits include:

  • Disposal container and plastic liner
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-addressed, postage-paid return shipping labels
  • Barcoded return shipping container
  • Prepaid disposal
  • Serialized tracking documents (for tracking and proof of waste destruction)

MedDrop Drug Collection Kiosks

Our MedDrop kiosks provide a safe and convenient way for your community to dispose of unused medications at your pharmacy. The innovative MedDrop kiosks are available in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and have been trusted by top national pharmacy chains, hospital networks, and government agencies for years.

  • Safe - removes drugs from the home and environment, prevents controlled substance diversion and abuse
  • Convenient - simple for your community to access and use
  • Non-polluting - protects the environment by keeping drugs out of landfills and waterways 
  • Compliant - meets DEA, DOT and ADA recommendations and regulatory requirements
  • Trackable - reporting and analytics provide program success visibility

Seal&Send Medication Mail Back Envelopes

Seal&Send envelopes allow your patients to mail unused medications in anonymous, prepaid envelopes for secure destruction via incineration. Home pharmacies choose to include Seal&Send envelopes with controlled substance prescriptions to mitigate community drug diversion, and Seal&Send envelopes are a great benefit to rural and homebound communities who have difficulty reaching a MedDrop Kiosk.

  • Safe - helps mitigate controlled substance diversion 
  • Non-polluting - protects the environment by keeping drugs out of landfills and waterways
  • Compliant - meets DEA regulatory requirements
  • Trackable - reporting and analytics provide program success visibility
  • Custom - enhances reach and loyalty through branded solution

Secure Information Destruction

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction services protect your patient’s personal health information (PHI) and your organization. We provide customized information destruction services that support your pharmacy’s HIPAA compliance and help ensure that patient, employee and confidential business information is not breached. Through our secure chain-of-custody processes, reliable on-time service and a global network of local service centers, we provide the most secure and efficient confidential information destruction. 

Regulated Medical Waste and SafeDrop Sharps Mail Back Solutions

Stericycle provides pharmacies with an assortment of turnkey mail back systems  for the safe disposal of sharps and biohazardous waste available in a range of sizes to suit your pharmacy’s immunization programs. Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, our services have been utilized by 1,000+ COVID-19 testing sites and hundreds of temporary quarantine, testing, and treatment facilities across the country and have become a trusted provider of COVID-19 vaccination waste solutions. Whether for annual flu vaccinations, local outbreaks, pandemics, or home users of sharps, Stericycle’s SafeDrop mail back solutions are a safe and reliable service to properly dispose of your vaccination waste. Our kits include:

  • Disposal container and plastic liner
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-addressed, postage-paid return shipping labels
  • Barcoded return shipping container
  • Prepaid disposal
  • Serialized tracking documents (for tracking and proof of waste destruction)

MedDrop Drug Collection Kiosks

Our MedDrop kiosks provide a safe and convenient way for your community to dispose of unused medications at your pharmacy. The innovative MedDrop kiosks are available in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and have been trusted by top national pharmacy chains, hospital networks, and government agencies for years.

  • Safe - removes drugs from the home and environment, prevents controlled substance diversion and abuse
  • Convenient - simple for your community to access and use
  • Non-polluting - protects the environment by keeping drugs out of landfills and waterways 
  • Compliant - meets DEA, DOT and ADA recommendations and regulatory requirements
  • Trackable - reporting and analytics provide program success visibility

Seal&Send Medication Mail Back Envelopes

Seal&Send envelopes allow your patients to mail unused medications in anonymous, prepaid envelopes for secure destruction via incineration. Home pharmacies choose to include Seal&Send envelopes with controlled substance prescriptions to mitigate community drug diversion, and Seal&Send envelopes are a great benefit to rural and homebound communities who have difficulty reaching a MedDrop Kiosk.

  • Safe - helps mitigate controlled substance diversion 
  • Non-polluting - protects the environment by keeping drugs out of landfills and waterways
  • Compliant - meets DEA regulatory requirements
  • Trackable - reporting and analytics provide program success visibility
  • Custom - enhances reach and loyalty through branded solution

Secure Information Destruction

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction services protect your patient’s personal health information (PHI) and your organization. We provide customized information destruction services that support your pharmacy’s HIPAA compliance and help ensure that patient, employee and confidential business information is not breached. Through our secure chain-of-custody processes, reliable on-time service and a global network of local service centers, we provide the most secure and efficient confidential information destruction. 

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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