Richmond Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Richmond

From Charlottesville to Ashburn and beyond, we are here to help Virginians 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 Richmond

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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Virginia Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of Virginia regulations. Virginia’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Refer to these resources for definitions in Chapter 120 and medical waste regulations of the Administrative Code.

Virginia DEQ defines Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) as:

  • Cultures and stocks of microorganisms and biologicals
  • Human blood and human body fluids
  • Tissues and other anatomical wastes
  • Sharps
  • Animal carcasses, body parts, bedding, and related wastes
  • Residue from cleanup of RMW spill
  • Solid waste contaminated by or mixed with RMW
  • Solid waste that is suspect by the Medical Professional in Charge at a facility to produce an infectious disease

Regulated Medical Waste stored for more than 7 days must be refrigerated between 35°- 45°F

All Regulated Medical Waste management facilities are required to keep a spill containment and clean-up kit

All Regulated Medical Waste management facilities are required to:

  • Maintain manifests for 3 years
  • Keep records on any spill of more than:
  • 32 gallons of RMW
  • 1 quart of liquid RMW
  • Maintain notebook with policies and procedures for dealing with RMW
  • Keep a log of all special training in RMW management.
  • Maintain list of members of any committee for infection control, including addresses, phone numbers, and periods of membership

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