Waste Disposal & Compliance Blog

Looking for tips and advice for waste disposal and compliancy? Find the latest news and information about biohazarous waste, HIPAA, OSHA and more from the Stericycle blog.

Healthcare Solutions 14 November, 2017

Reducing the Risk of Drug Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 90 Americans die each day from opioid addiction, often as a result of prescription pain medication misuse. Stericycle is taking a multi-pronged approach to helping healthcare organizations and their surrounding communities ensure proper drug disposal and reduce opportunities for drug diversion and abuse. On one hand, we are guiding healthcare organizations toward better regulatory compliance, assisting with pharmaceutical waste risk assessment, supplying appropriate waste containers and offering comprehensive staff training.
 

Corporate 13 November, 2017

Dedicated to protecting what matters

Stericycle CEO and President Charlie Alutto provides insight into Stericycle’s services and ongoing commitment and involvement to improving local communities and the environment.
 

Healthcare Solutions 06 November, 2017

Waste Segregation - Know What to Throw Where

When it comes to hazardous waste, organizations must be scrupulous about disposal. If these dangerous materials are not handled appropriately, they can be toxic to not only staff and patients, but also to the environment and surrounding community.
 

Healthcare Solutions 06 November, 2017

Key Takeaways from the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule went into effect May 30, 2017 and includes important tasks that hazardous waste generators—whether they produce small or large waste quantities—must complete.
 
Read more for a sampling of some the most significant new requirements.
 

Healthcare Solutions 03 October, 2017

Navigating Arizona’s Medical Waste Requirements

The following blog post discusses waste regulations in the state of Arizona, outlining key points organizations need to know and understand in order to achieve compliance. The intent of this blog post is to educate current customers and future Stericycle prospects located in Arizona on the state-specific requirements and compliance standards surrounding medical waste. This will showcase Stericycle’s in-depth industry expertise and experience, and position them as a knowledgeable partner for improved medical waste compliance.
 

Healthcare Solutions 14 June, 2017

Untangling California’s Complex Regulatory Environment

This blog provides insight into the factors that differentiate Stericycle from other potential vendors, particularly for the highly regulated California markets.
 

Healthcare Solutions 20 April, 2017

Celebrating Earth Day

As a partner to U.S. hospitals, Stericycle is proud to be a catalyst to help sharpen healthcare facility leaders’ commitments to greening their waste stream operations

Healthcare Solutions 10 April, 2017

Developing a Hospital-Wide, Diversion-Proof Controlled Substance Disposal Program

Recently a hospital using Stericycle’s CsRx™ Service was featured in Pharmacy Purchasing & Products.

Corporate 05 April, 2017

Stericycle’s 2017 Sustainability Update: We Protect What Matters

In celebration of Earth Day, Stericycle released its 2017 Sustainability Update: We Protect What Matters, highlighting our progress across a spectrum of environmental and social commitments.

Healthcare Solutions 20 March, 2017

New White Paper: Getting a Handle on Drug Disposal?

Many healthcare organizations might be aware of some of the key tenets of proper drug disposal, but it is essential that healthcare organizations implement a solid program to prevent negative environmental impacts.

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