South Carolina Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near South Carolina

From Florence to West Columbia and beyond, we are here to help South 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.

We offer biohazardous medical waste disposal and compliance services throughout South Carolina

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"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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South Carolina Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of South Carolina regulations. South Carolina’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Details on Infectious Waste Management Requirements can be found in the South Carolina Code of Regulations R 61-105.

Biomedical waste must be removed within 30 days from the time the first non-sharps item is placed into the red bag.

Storage shall not exceed 14 days without refrigeration or 30 days if maintained at or below 42 Degrees F. Storage areas must be ventilated and floor drains must discharge into sanitary sewers.

Containers must be sealed, closed tightly, and secure when full by weight or volume or when putrescent, to prevent any discharge of the contents at any time until the container enters the treatment system. Outdoor storage areas must be locked and labeled with biohazard symbol.

All in-state generators (shippers) must register: initially, when something changes (within 30 days), or every 3 years.

3 generator levels are: Small Quantity, Large Quantity, Extra Large Quantity

  • Generators (shippers) must have a designated infection control committee that develops written protocol including contingency plans and Quality Assurance program to monitor onsite treatment
  • Small quantity generators (shippers) (< 50 lbs per month) are not required to have an infection control committee or a written protocol.

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