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COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Solutions

COVID-19 Vaccine Disposal Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

Stericycle offers a variety of safe, convenient and compliant solutions tailored to manage the surge in sharps and RMW waste volume as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Stericycle has mobilized at each stage of the COVID-19 pandemic to best serve our customers and their communities. As the leader in regulated medical waste disposal, our national footprint allows us to rapidly scale capacity to support you throughout the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

Multiple Service Options 
Whether you are preparing for an increase in sharps waste, require more frequent pickups, or need additional supplies, we stand ready to provide a tailored solution to support your vaccination rollout plans with our route-based pickup or mailback options.

Compliant Disposal
We recognize the importance of having reliable, safe and compliant service during this pandemic. With our 30 years of experience, over 1,500 medical waste trucks and 50 treatment facilities, we stand ready to support efforts in our communities to fight COVID-19.

MyStericyle Customer Portal
In addition to the variety of on-demand compliance resources available on, the portal is your one-stop-shop for all needs related to your account including scheduling pick-ups, managing bills, paying invoices and access to shipping documents and invoices.



Option 1: Convenient and Safe Mailback Program for Vaccine Sharps Disposal

  • Our containers are available in a variety of sizes and were designed to accommodate an additional 20-25% more sharps waste as compared to other sharps containers of similar sizes and volumes
  • The All-in-One Sharps Management mailback kit includes everything needed to properly collect and safely dispose of small quantities of sharps. With convenient auto-replenishment option, we make it easy to manage container inventory.
  • Our sharps mailback containers are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared to accept a variety of sharps. The mailback kits are Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant and USPS approved, containing everything required to send sharps waste for disposal.

For more information, visit our Sharps Mailback Solutions for Non-Acute Care.

Option 2: Compliant collection and disposal of COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Waste

With Stericycle’s Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Service you have access to:


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 99.7% on-time service performance rate1


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

For more information, visit our Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Solutions.

In general, disposal of COVID-19 vaccine related wastes should follow the same processes used when administering other vaccines.  Remember to consider state regulatory requirements as disposal requirements may vary.

For more information about our response to COVID-19, please visit our Coronavirus Knowledge Center.

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% on-time pick-up rate1 with our fleet of more than 6,000 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. 

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