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Pharmacy Waste Disposal Solutions that are Safe, Efficient, and Compliant.

Stericycle provides products and services that protect your brand and support the health and wellbeing of your employees, customers and community.


Stericycle supports the leading role pharmacists hold as healthcare providers in our communities. From vaccination programs to offering safe disposal of consumers’ unwanted medications and used sharps, we have partnered with thousands of pharmacies of all sizes to provide easy to use regulated waste disposal services. We help your business promote health and safeguard the environment.



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Protect Your Employees, Customers and Community

Keep Employees Safe and Healthy & Protect Your Brand

Safeguard your staff, community and organization through compliant disposal solutions

  • Route-based or Mailback vaccination waste disposal solution
  • COVID testing waste disposal solution
  • Secure information destruction solution
  • OSHA/HIPAA compliance solution

Add Customer Value In Store

Drive foot traffic and brand loyalty through safe in-store disposal solutions

  • Consumer pharmaceutical disposal solution (Med-DropTM)
  • Consumer restroom sharps disposal solution

Extend Customer Satisfaction At Home

Prolong enhanced customer experience and extend your brand’s reach through secure in-home disposal solutions

  • Consumer in-home pharmaceutical disposal solution (Seal&SendTM)
  • Consumer in-home sharps container disposal solution (Safe-DropTM)

Regulated Medical Waste and Safe-DropTM Sharps Mail Back Solutions

Stericycle provides pharmacies with an assortment of turnkey mail back systems  for the safe disposal of sharps and biohazardous waste available in a range of sizes to suit your pharmacy’s immunization programs. Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, our services have been utilized by 1,000+ COVID-19 testing sites and hundreds of temporary quarantine, testing, and treatment facilities across the country and have become a trusted provider of COVID-19 vaccination waste solutions. Whether for annual flu vaccinations, local outbreaks, pandemics, or home users of sharps, Stericycle’s Safe-DropTM mail back solutions are a safe and reliable service to properly dispose of your vaccination waste. Our kits include:

  • Disposal container and plastic liner
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-addressed, postage-paid return shipping labels
  • Barcoded return shipping container
  • Prepaid disposal
  • Serialized tracking documents (for tracking and proof of waste destruction)


Medication Take Back Solutions

Increase your pharmacy’s community stewardship and patient engagement by providing safe ways to dispose of unused medications

Med-DropTM Drug Collection Kiosks

Our Med-DropTM kiosks provide a safe and convenient way for your community to dispose of unused medications at your pharmacy. The innovative Med-DropTM kiosks are available in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and have been trusted by top national pharmacy chains, hospital networks, and government agencies for years.

  • Safe - removes drugs from the home and environment, prevents controlled substance diversion and abuse
  • Convenient - simple for your community to access and use
  • Non-polluting - protects the environment by keeping drugs out of landfills and waterways 
  • Compliant - meets DEA, DOT and ADA recommendations and regulatory requirements
  • Trackable - reporting and analytics provide program success visibility


Seal&SendTM Medication Mail Back Envelopes

Seal&SendTM envelopes allow your patients to mail unused medications in anonymous, prepaid envelopes for secure destruction via incineration. Home pharmacies choose to include Seal&SendTM envelopes with controlled substance prescriptions to mitigate community drug diversion, and Seal&SendTM envelopes are a great benefit to rural and homebound communities who have difficulty reaching a Med-DropTM Kiosk.

  • Safe  - helps mitigate controlled substance diversion 
  • Non-polluting - protects the environment by keeping drugs out of landfills and waterways
  • Compliant - meets DEA regulatory requirements
  • Trackable - reporting and analytics provide program success visibility
  • Custom - enhances reach and loyalty through branded solution



Secure Information Destruction

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction services protect your patient’s personal health information (PHI) and your organization. We provide customized information destruction services that support your pharmacy’s HIPAA compliance and help ensure that patient, employee and confidential business information is not breached. Through our secure chain-of-custody processes, reliable on-time service and a global network of local service centers, we provide the most secure and efficient confidential information destruction. 

Be better protected from the threat of data breaches and learn more about data protection issues from the insight of consumers, small business owners, and business leaders in our 2020 Data Protection Report.

Why Stericycle?

Your Single Nationwide Partner

Your Risk Reduction Experts

Your Sustainability Champion

We manage all major regulated waste streams and offer OSHA and HIPAA compliance training, delivering a 98% on-time pick-up rate1 with our fleet of more than 6,000 trucks.2

We reduce your risk through full chain of custody and proprietary, real-time tracking systems in addition to compliance experts to keep you informed of federal, state, and local regulatory developments.

We minimize landfill waste, collecting 56 million pounds of plastic and 1.5 billion pounds of paper, and are invested in reducing our fuel-related emissions, achieving a 4% reduction from 2017 to 2019.3

1. Stericycle annual data, 2020.   2. Stericycle data, 2020.   3. Based on Stericycle data, 2018.