Delaware Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Delaware

From Wilmington and beyond, we are here to help Delawareans 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 Delaware

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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Delaware Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Delaware regulations. Delaware’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Air and Waste Management, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section. Delaware’s medical waste disposal regulations can be found in the Title 7 Natural Resources & Environmental Control Delaware Administrative Code.

All generators (shippers) must obtain:

  • An Infectious Waste Identification Number for each site that generates infectious waste
  • Should more than one generator occupy a building, each generator must obtain an ID Number
  • Large Quantity Generators (>50 pounds in one calendar month) must file an annual report concerning generation and fate of Regulated Medical Waste

Waste shall be contained in 2 RED BAGS, one bag inside the other

  • Outer packaging needs to be double-walled fiberboard
  • Packaging must conform to USDOT requirements set in 49CFR173.197.

Regulated Medical Waste may be stored:

  • For 14 days at room temp - between 65 – 82 F,
  • Up to 45 days in a refrigerator from 36 to 44 F,
  • For 90 days in a freezer (-4 to -1 F)

There is no time limit on sharps containers. Storage areas should be secured to deny access to unauthorized persons, with a sign legible from 25 feet with the words "CAUTION-INFECTIOUS WASTE STORAGE AREA – UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS KEEP OUT".

Name, address, and business telephone number of generator (shipper) must be clearly marked on outside of container. Container labeling and marking must conform to the USDOT requirements

Large Quantity Generators (>50 pounds RMW in one calendar month) are required to create an annual report summarizing information from all manifests from the previous year. It is due within 90 days after the end of calendar year.

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