Chicago Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Chicago

From Orland Park to Aurora and beyond, we are here to help Illinoisans 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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Illinois Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with applicable Federal and State of Illinois regulations. Medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (PIMW) regulations can be found in Title 35, Subtitle M, of the Illinois Administrative Code and may be accessed here.

Generators must create and keep on file a Waste Management Plan. The plan should describe the:

• Segregation and disposal of recyclable wastes (paper products, glass, batteries, metals) in accordance with regulations

• Segregation and disposal of non-recyclable wastes (polyvinyl chloride plastics, pharmaceutical waste, mercury-containing waste) in accordance with regulations

Your facility’s storage of potentially infectious medical waste must comply with the following regulations:

• Lock outdoor storage areas

• Limit access to authorized employees

• Maintain in non-putrescent state

• Maintain the integrity of packaging by not compacting containers or subjecting them to stress

• Use refrigeration when necessary

• Protect from animals, vermin, water, rain, and wind

For complete details on storage, transfer, labelling, and reporting requirements, please refer to the state’s information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency here.

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