Utah Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Utah

From Salt Lake City to North Salt Lake and beyond, we are here to help Utahns 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 Utah

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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Utah Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Utah regulations. Utah’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste. Utah’s regulated medical waste management regulations can be found in Rules 315-316 of the Utah Administrative Code.

Small Health Facilities generate 200 lbs, or less, of infectious waste per month. Transporters that transport 200 lbs or less from any one facility per load are not regulated by the Utah Infectious Waste Rules.

As several local health departments have requirements small health facilities and transporters, please contact your local health department for requirements that may be different from the state rule.

The Utah Infectious Waste Requirements apply to large health facilities which generate more than 200 lbs of infectious waste per month.

Several local health departments have rules that differ in some ways from the state requirements, please contact your local health department for their specific requirements for the management of infectious waste.

General summary of state requirements of infectious waste management for health facilitiies that generates > 200 lbs of infectious waste per month must:

  • Prepare, maintain on file, and follow an infectious waste management plan and otherwise meet the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Except for sharps, isolate infectious waste in secured plastic bags or rigid containers.
    • The containers must be red or orange or, if not red or orange, clearly identified with the international biohazard sign and label "INFECTIOUS WASTE," "BIOMEDICAL WASTE," or "BIOHAZARD."
  • Isolate sharps in leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant containers.
    • The containers must be red or orange or, if not red or orange, clearly identified with the international biohazard sign and label "INFECTIOUS WASTE," "BIOMEDICAL WASTE," or "BIOHAZARD."

Protect infectious waste from the elements in a storage area that is ventilated to the outside and accessible only to authorized persons. The area must be marked with prominent warning signs.

If infectious waste is to be stored longer than 7 days, it must be stored at or below 40 F (5 C). Under no conditions may infectious waste be stored for longer than 60 days.

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