Portland Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Portland

From South Portland to Lewiston and beyond, we are here to help Mainers 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 Portland

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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Maine Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with applicable Federal and State of Maine regulations. Medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Protection. Refer to the Biomedical Waste guidance document, Maine regulations of Title 38 here, and further details here.

Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Medical facilities generating biomedical waste are required to register with the DEP. Facilities will receive a non-transferrable, generator (shipper) registration number.

Registration fees are shown below:

  • Initial registration fee of $50 per facility
  • An annual assessment fee is charged based on the average amount of Biomedical Waste the facility produces each month
    • Annual fees are determined by the amount of RMW generated:
    • < 10 pounds per month = $25 fee
    • 10 to 50 pounds per month = $50 fee
    • > 50 pounds per month = $500 fee

Generators of LESS than 50 pounds of regulated medical waste per month are classified as Small Quantity Generators. Registration, rules, and regulations still need to be followed.

A written Biomedical Waste Management Plan (BWMP) is required for your facility and must include the following:

  • Description of waste, type, and volume
  • Handling procedures (location of storage areas, etc.)
  • Disposal/treatment methods
  • Personnel training procedures
  • Spill containment and clean up procedures
  • Name, address, and telephone number of person(s) responsible for biomedical waste at facility
  • Certification is granted upon registering that the BWMP has been created with the Maine DEP

The plan must be made available for an inspection by Maine DEP. Your facility may be exempt if less than 50 pounds of waste per month is generated, but you must still file your registration and follow all other required rules and regulations.

RMW may be sent to a treatment facility via USPS

Storage Requirements

  • Kept in a clean, designated, and segregated area
  • Limited access to prevent unauthorized entry
  • Integrity of container preserved
  • Not conducive to putrefaction
  • No trash chutes or trash compactors
  • Pathological waste, cultures, and animal carcasses refrigerated at 45F or below in a dedicated refrigerator
  • Clearly identified as Regulated Medical Waste with Biohazard signs on doors, refrigerators, bins, and other containers

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