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By: Stericycle
Apr11

CHICAGO (April 11, 2018) ⎯ Stericycle team members are joining with the National Safety Council today on the Ellipse in President’s Park, to unveil Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis.  The memorial is free and will be open to the public from April 12 – 18 from…

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By: Stericycle
Apr06

New EPA regulations related to electronic manifesting of hazardous waste will take effect later this year.  These new E-manifest requirements will apply to all hazardous waste pick-ups performed June 30 and later and require hazardous waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) to submit manifest data to EPA for the…

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By: Stericycle
Mar22

Macy’s is sponsoring the following free training sessions conducted by Stericycle to provide guidance for retailers regarding how to properly manage hazardous waste from their operations. For example, did you know that certain products such as cleaners, aerosols or personal care items and cosmetics could become hazardous wastes? And did…

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By: Stericycle
Mar19

In February, five hospitals began a pilot drug takeback pilot program in New York State, collecting the public’s unused pharmaceuticals free of charge. This is part of a six-month drug takeback pilot program encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted, expired or leftover medications by depositing into Stericycle Environmental Solutions’ collection…

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By: Stericycle
Feb20

Rick Gates, Walgreens senior vice president of pharmacy and healthcare, recently spoke with Environmental Leader magazine about partnering with Stericycle Environmental Solutions for its safe medication disposal program. How did Walgreens dispose of more than 155 tons of unwanted medication in just 18 months? With the help of Stericycle Environmental…

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By: Stericycle
Jan10

On December 19, 2017, Congress adopted a continuing resolution that will continue the (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency funding at existing 2017 levels through January 19, 2018. Passing this continuing resolution allows Congress more time to adopt an Omnibus Appropriations bill funding the entire government. While this means that final 2018 funding…

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By: Stericycle
Dec15

As states continue to analyze the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, we are continuing to monitor the latest rulemaking activity for each state. As of December 2017, Oklahoma is the latest state to move forward with the rulemaking process for the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. Below is the most…

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By: Stericycle
Nov19

To incorporate the requirements of the EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, the Washington State Dept of Ecology is proposing comprehensive updates to the state’s regulations. The draft rules are now available for review and informal comment from October 9, 2017 through December 19, 2017. To explain the changes and…

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By: Stericycle
Nov13

The state of Illinois recently proposed changes to its hazardous materials and hazardous waste transport regulations. The proposed rule changes would bring Illinois regulations up to date with current hazardous materials regulations and references so they are compliant with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. The proposed changes also reference…

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By: Stericycle
Nov09

Stericycle, Inc., a leading provider of essential and highly specialized compliance-based solutions, has joined the National Safety Council (NSC) as the exclusive medication disposal partner for its “Stop Everyday Killers” national education campaign addressing the opioid epidemic. The opioid crisis is the most fatal drug epidemic in U.S. history. With…

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