North Carolina Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near North Carolina

From Asheville to Selma and beyond, we are here to help North Carolinians 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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North Carolina Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with applicable Federal and State of North Carolina regulations. Medical waste disposal is regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Refer to these guidance documents for links to regulations and guidance on medical waste. Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

North Carolina categorizes Regulated Medical Waste as:

  1. Blood and body fluids (more than 20 ml)
  2. Microbiological waste
  3. Pathological waste

Trash compactors cannot be used when storing medical waste. Medical waste must be clean, labeled and marked properly, and only accessible to those authorized. The storage area must be ventilated and floor drains discharge directly to sanitary sewage system.

Generators (shippers) of more than 50lbs per month must maintain records for each shipment which includes:

  • Amount of waste by number of packages
  • Date shipped off-site
  • Name of transporter
  • Name of storage or treatment facility

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