Portland Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Portland

From Salem to Tigard and beyond, we are here to help Oregonians 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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Questions about waste streams and compliance requirements?
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Oregon Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Oregon regulations. Oregon’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Quality.
 
See Oregon Administrative Rules 459.396 to 459.405 for regulations on infectious wastes. See Chapters 340-093-0030, 340-093-0190 by the Department of Environmental Quality for Solid Waste regulations. Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

In Oregon, Infectious Waste falls into any of 4 categories:

  • Pathological waste
  • Biological waste
  • Cultures and stocks
  • Sharps

Infectious waste is segregated from other wastes by separate containment at the point of generation.

  • Enclosures used for waste storage shall be secured to prevent access by unauthorized persons and marked with prominent warning signs
  • Pathological waste, biological waste and cultures/stocks shall be treated or disposed of within 7 days of generation, unless it is refrigerated (between 33 and 48 F) or frozen (less than 32 F).
  • Refrigerated or frozen infectious waste may be stored 30 days prior to treatment or disposal
  • Prior to treatment, sharps may be stored indefinitely IF in a leak proof, rigid, puncture resistant container which is taped closed or tightly lidded to prevent loss of the contents

Generators (shippers) that produce 50 lbs or less of infectious waste in any calendar month are exempt from the storage times and temperatures requirements.

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