Lakeland Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Lakeland

From Kissimmee to Sebring and beyond, we are here to help Floridians 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 Lakeland

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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Florida Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Florida regulations. Florida’s regulations on biomedical waste management can be found in Chapter 64E-16 of the Florida Administrative Code.
 
Florida’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health. Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Florida Department of Health or the Bureau of Community Environmental Health.

A Biomedical Waste Operating Plan, a contingency plan for emergencies, procedures for decontaminating spills and a Spill Cleanup Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) must be maintained.

A Biomedical Waste Operating Plan template is available at the DOH website.

Exterior storage of waste must be locked and biohazard warning symbols mst be displayed. Biomedical waste must be removed within 30 days from the time the first non-sharps item is placed into the red bag/sharps container or when a sharps container of only sharps is sealed.
The 30 day storage period begins on the day where waste is collected from the generator (shipper).

These details should be designated in the Biomedical Waste Operating Plan

The interior storage area should be impervious to water, have restricted access, with no carpeting in the area - rough cement must be sealed. Containers must be removed within 30 days after the container is closed.

These details should be designated in the Biomedical Waste Operating Plan

A description of biomedical waste training is required initially and annually, with training information and records required part of the Biomedical Waste Plan.

  • Annual generator permit is required and permit must be kept in view in facility
  • Exemption:
    • Generators of less than 25 lbs in 30 day period for a period of 12 months
    • Even exempt facilities:
    • Must first get permit, Keep records for one year, Then prove exempt status, and make
    • Exemption Application using DOH form 4089

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