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 Nevada regulations. Nevada’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Division of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Branch.
Refer to the following guidance document on special waste management, regulations for the Washoe County, and the Nevada’s adoption of the U.S. Department of Transportation definition of regulated medical waste. Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Branch.
Nebraska defines Regulated Medical Waste as: A waste or reusable material known to contain or suspected of containing an infectious substance including:
Nevada regulations do not require treatment of medical waste. Disposal in a permitted landfill according to approved practices is acceptable.
However, until the waste has been either treated or disposed, it must be stored and collected according to the requirements of Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 444.662. (Note: the Washoe County District Health Dept. has infectious waste regulations that do require treatment before disposal.)
There is no comprehensive federal regulatory program for the management of medical waste. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted regulations to limit workers' occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids which may pose a risk of infection by bloodborne pathogens.
Medical wastes must be stored in watertight and clearly labeled containers, that are resistant to corrosion in a safe location that is inaccessible to the public. They must be in cleanable containers with liners or in a manner approved by the solid waste management authority.