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.
We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Minnesota regulations. Minnesota’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Pollution Control Agency. For further details, review Chapter 7035 on Solid Waste of the Minnesota Administrative Rules along with the defined scope for infectious waste.
Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Regulated Medical Waste (Infectious Waste) is defined in Minnesota as:
Storage of infectious waste or pathological waste cannot become putrescent at any time. The interior surfaces of storage should be made of easily cleaned materials. Offsite storage areas must be designed to contain spills.
Prominently mark storage area with the international biohazard symbol and with the words "Infectious Waste.”
A regulated infectious waste generator is required to prepare and maintain an Infectious Waste Management Plan, update it at least every 2 years, with a copy kept at the site. The plan should include:
Do not submit a copy of the plan to the MPCA except in response to an explicit request. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) no longer reviews plans or issues acknowledgment cards.