Tucson Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Tucson

From Green Valley to Casas Adobes and beyond, we are here to help Arizonans protect what matters with solutions to match your needs. 

When you choose Stericycle, you’re selecting a partner with the resources to stand by your healthcare practice when things are easy and when they’re hard. Our services are designed to offer you convenience and compliance, so you can get back to keeping your facility running smoothly

We service facilities of all sizes and are in compliance with all State and Federal waste management regulations.

With over 30 years of experience, Stericycle provides essential services that help protect communities from harmful wastes, promote access to healthcare services, and lead to greater consumer safety and satisfaction.

Our suite of services includes:

  • Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal – specialized solutions to manage the collection, transportation, treatment, pickup and disposal of biohazardous waste streams for facilities of all sizes in your local area
  • HIPAA and OSHA Compliance Training – customized on-site and on-demand web-based training resources to help ensure facility and staff compliance
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions– integrated pharmaceutical and controlled substance waste disposal to protect communities and the environment with safe disposal of unused medication
  • Sharps Disposal Solutions – tailored full-service, self-service, and mail back sharps disposal solutions to match your needs and safely dispose of needles and syringes​
  • COVID-19 Waste Disposal - Learn how we have been supporting healthcare and non-healthcare organizations in your community with their COVID-19 Waste Disposal, including medical waste and PPE waste generated through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We offer biohazardous medical waste disposal and compliance services throughout Tucson

A Recognized Leader

"Stericycle has opened my eyes to the rules and regulations that go along with all aspects of a healthcare facility. It makes compliance so easy."

Kari S., Office Manager, Illinois Sports Medicine Outpatient Surgery Center, Morton Grove, IL

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Arizona Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with all Federal and State of Arizona regulations. Arizona’s solid waste management regulations can be found in Arizona Administrative Code. For more details on Biohazardous Medical Waste (medical Sharps) and Discarded Drugs, see Article 14 of the Arizona Administrative Code.

Arizona’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Quality. Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Must be in a secure storage area with access restricted to unauthorized persons. The area SHALL not be used to store substances for human consumption or medical supplies.

Waste may be stored for a maximum of 90 days; however, waste that can become putrified is required to be refrigerated at <40F if kept more than seven days.

A generator may place a container of biohazardous medical waste alongside a container of solid waste as long as it is identified and does not co-mingle. Infectious waste should be segregated by separate containment from other waste at the point of origin.

If other waste is placed in the same container as regulated infectious waste, then the generator shall package, label and mark the container and it’s entire contents as infectious waste.

Universal biohazard symbols are required in storage areas; warning signs must be in English and Spanish.
“CAUTION — BIOHAZARDOUS MEDICAL WASTE STORAGE AREA – UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS KEEP OUT” and (in Spanish) “PRECAUCION — ZONA DE ALMACENAMIENTO DE DESPERDICIOS BIOLOGICOS PELIGROSOS — PROHIBIDA LA ENTRADA A PERSONAS NO AUTORIZADAS.”

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