Nursing and Long-Term Care Homes Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides nursing and long-term care homes an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage regulated medical waste and compliance requirements.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to thousands of nursing and long-term care facilities across the U.S.

Stericycle enables nursing and long-term care facilities 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.

Nursing and long-term care facilities provide residents with varying levels of assisted living care while also managing a safe and compliant environment for employees.

At Stericycle, we appreciate how important your role is in providing a high level of medical care and continuous personal care to your residents, whether you are a designated care manager, a healthcare manager, or a registered nurse. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste types, while running an environment where your employees and long-term care facility are up-to-date with HIPAA and OSHA regulatory requirements.

We customize solutions for your needs, whether you are a local independent long-term care home or a long-term care home with multiple locations across the U.S. Furthermore, we also offer you the convenience to safely dispose of your regulated medical waste as you care for the health and well-being of the residents in your care.

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

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

Biohazardous Medical Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions provide nursing and long-term care homes with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste generated from everyday care procedures.

We recommend all regulated medical waste or red bag waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, PPE, or tubes, be disposed of safely in marked containers and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from blood tests or in some cases immunizations. 

We recommend all sharps waste such as needles, lancets, syringes, or other sharps waste contaminated with blood or tissue, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous medication waste including expired, partially used, or contaminated medication or ointments dispensed to patients as part of their treatment.

We recommend medication waste be classified and disposed of in the respective containers for hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, or controlled substance wastage only.

We also provide your patients (ultimate users) with mail back envelopes for disposal of unused consumer medications including pills and liquids.

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated from treatment on animals.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, undispensed products, IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup 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 residents or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or resident confidential information, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, or family member information. 

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

Biohazardous Medical Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions provide nursing and long-term care homes with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste generated from everyday care procedures.

We recommend all regulated medical waste or red bag waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, PPE, or tubes, be disposed of safely in marked containers and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from blood tests or in some cases immunizations. 

We recommend all sharps waste such as needles, lancets, syringes, or other sharps waste contaminated with blood or tissue, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous medication waste including expired, partially used, or contaminated medication or ointments dispensed to patients as part of their treatment.

We recommend medication waste be classified and disposed of in the respective containers for hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, or controlled substance wastage only.

We also provide your patients (ultimate users) with mail back envelopes for disposal of unused consumer medications including pills and liquids.

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated from treatment on animals.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, undispensed products, IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup 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 residents or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or resident confidential information, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, or family member information. 

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

Recommended Compliance Solutions for Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

Our regulatory experts have served nursing and long-term care facilities 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 doctors, nurses, office administrators, and care managers 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 Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

*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 the residents in your care.

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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