Rhode Island Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Rhode Island

From Providence to Woonsocket and beyond, we are here to help Rhode Islanders 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 Rhode Island

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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Rhode Island Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Rhode Island regulations. Rhode Island’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Management. Complete details on state requirements can be found here.

Generators (shippers) must register with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and obtain a generator (shipper) registration number.

Storage Requirements:

  • Maintain integrity of packaging
  • Protect from elements, animals
  • Impermeable to moisture
  • Clearly identified as Regulated Medical Waste with a Biohazard symbol
  • Indoors-authorized personnel only
  • Outdoors-securely locked
  • Non-putrescent state
  • No compacting or grinding permitted


Storage Time:

Total storage of regulated medical waste must not exceed 50 pounds or the average quantity of regulated medical waste generated over 7 consecutive calendar days, whichever condition must allow storage for the longer period of time.

  • Example 1: A facility generating 5 pounds per week could store until it reaches a total of 50 lbs, resulting in a storage time of 10 weeks.
  • Example 2 - facility generating 40 pounds per day could store up to 5 days worth, or a total of 200 pounds, resulting in a storage time of 5 days.


A Rhode Island Tracking Form must be used. Samples are available from:

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Office of Waste Management

235 Promenade St.

Providence, RI 02908.


Training - Generators shall notify in writing all the employees involved with packaging and containment of regulated medical wastes of the provisions in Rhode Island regulations.

This training/notification shall be accomplished through using a medical waste procedure manual and/or through appropriate training materials.

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