Pittsburgh Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Pittsburgh

From Johnstown to West Mifflin and beyond, we are here to help Pennsylvanians 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 Pittsburgh

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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Pennsylvania Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with all applicable Federal and State of Pennsylvania regulations. Medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Chapter 284 on Regulated Medical and Chemotherapeutic Waste of the Pennsylvania Code can be found here. A guidance document by the DEP can be found here. . Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Please refer to the Pennsylvania Code 271.1 for a full listing of waste classifications.

Enclosures for regulated medical waste shall be capable of being readily maintained in sanitary condition. Infectious or chemo waste should be accompanied by prominent warning signs indicating storage of this waste and cannot be commingled with other waste.

Storage of waste should prevent waste leakage or release, be secured to only authorized users, and kept in a non-putrescent state.

The secondary (outermost) container requires the following elements:

  • Name, address and telephone number of the generator (shipper)
  • Date the waste was generated
  • Name of the transporter
  • Transporter license number
  • The words “infectious waste” or “chemotherapeutic waste”
  • The word “biohazard” and the universal biohazard symbol

Storage Time (PA Code 284.41):

  • Room temperature - no longer than 30 days from whichever of the below is first:
    • the date the waste container is full
    • the date the generator seals the container
  • Used sharps containers may be used until full as long as the storage is in accordance with basic storage requirements
  • If regulated medical waste or chemo waste becomes putrescent during storage, it must be removed within three days

A generator (shipper) who transports, or offers for transportation, infectious or chemotherapeutic waste for offsite processing or disposal shall prepare a manifest

  • The manifest shall be in at least 4 parts
  • If the waste is to be processed or disposed in this Commonwealth, the generator (shipper) shall use one of the manifest formats prescribed by the Department
  • The manifest copies shall be distributed as follows:
    • A 4 part manifest shall be used by a generator (shipper) who designates only one transporter.
    • Manifest copies shall be retained for at least 5 years from the date of shipment of the waste

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