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Disposable Sharps Containers Program for Non-Acute Care Facilities

As the leader in medical waste management, we can help manage your sharps waste and protect your practice, so you can focus on patient care. We protect what matters.  

Fill out the form or call 847-943-6069 to start protecting your business today.

Convenient and Compliant Sharps Disposal with an Industry Expert

Reliability You Can Count On
Our proprietary tracking system helps us manage pickup routes efficiently, enabling a
99.7%1 on-time service, so that we’re there when you need us.

Regulatory Expertise
With over 30 years of experience and a dedicated regulatory team, we help decipher complex federal, state and local regulations to ensure our customers are in compliance today and as unexpected situations arise.

A Partner that Can Grow with Your Business
We offer a broad range of waste disposal services and compliance staff training to support proper disposal of your regulated medical waste streams and adapt as your business evolves. This saves time and effort managing multiple vendors and ensures that waste generated is handled properly from generation to disposal.

1. Stericycle data, RMW Missed Stops Report, YTD August 2018.

Disposable Sharps Container Management and Pickup

Our program helps manage the pickup, treatment and disposal of sharps and needle containers.

Step 1 – Staff Training

Employees that handle biohazardous waste should be trained on proper handling to ensure compliance. In addition, the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require compliance training for employees that package biohazardous waste for disposal. Biohazardous waste training is provided to all customers. DOT training is provided to those that have SteriSafe.

Step 2 – Collect Needle and Sharps Containers

Place your sharps containers as close as feasible to areas of use throughout your non-acute care facility. Once full, swap containers with an empty container. Close full containers, place them in a lined biohazardous container and package for pickup. A Stericycle driver will pick up the packaged sharps containers according to your schedule.

Step 3 – Manage Your Stericycle Account

Visit to manage your account, view your pickup schedule and access all your biohazardous waste shipping documents and invoices, 24/7.

Online or In-Person Compliance Training, We’ve Got You Covered

Bloodborne Pathogens*

Image of sharpMandated by OSHA initially and annually. Stericycle’s award-winning** training is available in both English and Spanish and can be completed online in less than an hour.

Biohazardous Waste Segregation

Image of Bio-hazardous Waste SegregationProper handling of medical waste including: identifying, disposing, segregation, storage and transportation is essential to ensure your facility is compliant with OSHA standards.

Department of Transportation

Image of DOT RegulationDOT regulations require compliance training for certain employees at all sites that offer hazardous materials, such as medical waste for transportation.
This training includes requirements for packaging medical waste and signing shipping papers and/or manifests.

Service-Related Training**

Image of medical waste disposal binDeveloped to train staff on the proper disposal and packaging of other medical waste streams (e.g., pharmaceutical, controlled substance, reusable sharps containers).

*Training availability dependent on program adoption and level.

**2016 Bronze Telly Award for Bloodborne Pathogens Training in the category of Non-Broadcast Productions – Health and Wellness.


Compliant and Environmentally Friendly Biohazardous Waste Management

While many healthcare organizations focus on how to safely and compliantly dispose of biohazardous waste inside their organization, they can lose sight of what happens to waste once it leaves the facility. From disposal to transportation to treatment, a knowledgeable medical waste management partner can play a key role in ensuring the waste management process is handled properly from end to end.

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 99.7%1 on-time pick-up rate with our fleet of more than 7,000 trucks.

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 2019.2

1. Based on Stericycle data, RMW Missed Stops Report, YTD August 2018.
2. Based on Stericycle data, 2018. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is regulated medical waste?

Regulated medical waste, also know as biohazardous, infectious and clinical waste is any waste saturated with liquid or semi-liquid blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). This includes red bag waste and sharps waste for example. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal.

What goes in a sharps container?

Items that should be disposed in a sharps container are contaminated and can puncture skin or packaging. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal.

How do you dispose of a sharps container?

Sharps containers are primarily disposed using either autoclaving or incineration. For more information, review Sharps 101: Understanding Sharps Waste and Proper Needle Disposal.

Please contact Stericycle for more information on how to properly dispose of sharps containers.

Where can I get a sharps container?

We’d be pleased to help you obtain a sharps container from Stericycle. Click on the “Request Free Quote” button on this page.

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