Arkansas Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Arkansas

From Batesville to Little Rock and beyond, we are here to help Arkansans 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.

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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Arkansas Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Arkansas regulations. Arkansas’ medical waste rules and regulations can be found here.

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

Categories of Regulated Medical Waste include:

  1. Liquid or semi-liquid blood, and/or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
  2. Microbiological waste, culture and stocks
  3. Contaminated sharps
  4. Contaminated items that would release blood/OPIM
  5. Contaminated, single use:
    • Gloves, protective coverings
    • Patient care items from isolation rooms and end-stage renal dialysis units

Waste must be odor controlled, held at room temperature (72F) or below in a secure location with limited access to prevent unauthorized entry.

Waste may be stored for a maximum of 30 days from the time the container is filled and closed. Waste compaction is not generally permitted.

Storage area must be conspicuously marked with signs that shall include the universal biohazard symbol.

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