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Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions

We specialize in the compliant collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of biohazardous wastes for facilities of all sizes. We are the leader in handling all wastes that may be described as regulated medical waste, biohazardous waste, and other potential infectious materials.

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Partner with the Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Industry Leader Account Management
Giving you 24/7 access to make payments, view pick-up schedule, and access shipping documents and invoices. 

Regulatory Expertise
Access to training and informational webinars on relevant topics, including OSHA and HIPAA compliance, via

Making Sharps Disposal Easy
Our wide array of safe and compliant sharps containers allows you to choose the best management method that reduces needlesticks in your environment and can be managed with your biohazardous or “red bag” wastes for disposal.





Are You Getting What You Need From Your Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Provider?


Flexible Scheduling: Offers flexible scheduling with a nationwide network and proprietary tracking system


Online Customer Portal: Provides 24/7 online access to easily manage Stericycle services, from changing a pick-up and retrieving shipping documentation to viewing invoices and more


Training and Safety Resources: Includes access to biohazardous waste and DOT training as well as informational webinars on a variety of topics, including OSHA and HIPAA compliance and state-by-state medical waste rules


Best-In-Class Compliance Support: Leverage the industry experience of environmental compliance experts who monitor and provide updates on regulatory changes that may impact your practice and employees


Expert Customer Service: U.S. based customer service team tracks customer inquiries through an integrated customer resource management system to ensure swift one-call resolution


Peace of Mind: Holidays, unplanned changes in business operations, and even natural disasters are accommodated with our state-of-the-art routing technology and without impacting our 98% on-time service performance rate1



1. Stericycle annual data, 2020.

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between biohazardous, hazardous, and regulated medical waste?

Biohazardous waste is any waste saturated with liquid or semi-liquid blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Often, biohazardous waste is used interchangeably with such terms as regulated medical waste, biomedical waste, clinical waste, infectious waste and may vary in local or state regulations.

While the term hazardous waste has a specific meaning under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, generally, these wastes contain chemicals, contaminants and/or heavy metals and have properties that make it dangerous for human health or the environment.

Each of these waste streams is regulated and must be disposed of by specific means to mitigate their risk to environmental health and safety. Hazardous waste should not be mixed with biohazardous or medical waste, and each should be disposed of as separate streams. Hazardous waste should never be mixed with biohazardous or medical waste, and each should be disposed of as separate streams.


What are some examples of biohazardous waste?

Biohazardous waste types include red bag waste, sharps waste, pathological waste and trace chemo therapy. For more information please see our What Is Regulated Medical Waste article.

How is biohazardous waste treated and disposed of?

While there are a variety of treatment methods for biohazardous waste the two most common methods are autoclaving and incineration. For more information, see our What Is Regulated Medical Waste article.

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