Seattle Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near Seattle

From Redmond to Marysville and beyond, we are here to help Washingtonians 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 Seattle

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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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Washington Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with applicable Federal and State of Washington regulations. Washington’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by individual counties. Find the links for the appropriate counties here. For King County Guidance, visit the King County site.

Medical Waste in Washington includes:

  • Animal waste known to be infected with, or that have been inoculated with, human pathogenic microorganisms infectious to humans
  • Biosafety level 4 disease waste contaminated with blood, excretions, exudates, or secretions from humans or animals who are isolated to protect others from highly communicable infectious diseases that are identified as pathogenic organisms assigned to biosafety level 4 by the centers for disease control, national institute of health, biosafety in microbiological and biomedical laboratories, current edition
  • Cultures and stocks
  • Human blood and blood products
  • Pathological waste: waste human source biopsy materials, tissues, and anatomical parts that emanate from surgery, obstetrical procedures, and autopsy, not including teeth, human corpses, remains, and anatomical parts that are intended for interment or cremation
  • Sharps waste

In King County, biomedical waste should be sorted and separated from other waste at the point of waste creation. It must be must be treated or delivered to a biomedical waste storage/treatment operator within 14 days, unless otherwise approved by the health officer.

It cannot be compacted or placed into the regular garbage before it is decontaminated. Trash chutes must not be used to transfer biomedical waste. Strong leak-proof plastic bags or rigid, plastic, single-use,or approved multiple-use marked containers may be used.

In King County, sharps waste must be disposed of or be transported to a storage treatment facility within 90 days starting from the time the sharps container is sealed.
They must be contained in leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant, break-resistant containers which are labeled and tightly lidded during storage, handling, and transport

The container holding the biomedical waste should be labeled with the international biohazard symbol, and the words "Biomedical Waste" (or words that clearly denote biomedical waste).


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