Kentucky Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Kentucky

From Lexington to Beaver Dam and beyond, we are here to help Kentuckians 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 Kentucky

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"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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Kentucky Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Kentucky regulations. Kentucky’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet at the Department of Environmental Protection as well as the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services at the Department of Public Health. Further details on state regulations can be found here.
Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection for the appropriate state agency

According to the State of Kentucky, medical waste is defined in 7 categories:

  1. Sharps
  2. Cultures and stocks
  3. Human blood and blood products
  4. Pathological wastes
  5. Isolation wastes
  6. Animal wastes in certain categories
  7. Unused sharps

The biohazard symbol or sign is recommended for storage areas for medical waste.

Regulated medical waste should be stored in a secure location to protect from the elements and animal exposure. Avoid mixing or commingling with other materials. Waste may be refrigerated. Lock outside storage areas.

Health care facilities including, but not limited to hospitals and nursing facilities, need to segregate sharps and have specified wastes incinerated or rendered nonhazardous prior to disposal.

Please refer to detailed regulations cited at this link above to find out the specific requirements for medical waste generated at clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, specialized medical technology services, special health clinics, mobile health.

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