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While every lab or pharmacy has its own unique needs, all health care facilities must comply with government regulations when disposing of hazardous chemical and pharmaceutical wastes. Managing multiple waste streams and regulations can distract from patient care, while a mistake or oversight can result in serious penalties for violations. Stericycle Environmental Solutions offers health care waste solutions that are customized to meet the specific needs of your facility.

For more information, download our Health Care Hazardous Waste Overview.

Market Leader

Our team members possess decades of experience in health care hazardous waste management. Stericycle’s highly-trained technicians serve as a strong resource base, as they have extensive knowledge of industry guidelines to keep your facility compliant when navigating ever-changing regulations.

Customized Program

Whether you’re interested in a single collection event or a fixed facility management program, we combine our proven experience with customized solutions to meet any unique need. Our service offerings are tailored to provide any health care facility with savings, efficiency, compliance and confidence.

POTENTIAL HEALTH CARE HAZARDOUS WASTE

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all waste must be reviewed to see if they are listed (found on one of the EPA’s lists of hazardous waste) and/or exhibit a hazardous characteristic. If found to be hazardous, they must be managed appropriately (see 40 CFR 262.11). Potential health care hazardous waste includes, but is not limited to:

Laboratories

Staining lines, formalin, reagents, test kits, hand sanitizers, decal solutions, solvents

Radiology

X-ray machines, contrast media, lead vests

Maintenance/Environmental

Solvent-based paint, paint thinners, rags, oil related materials, grease/degreaser, wood stains, pesticides, used oil related materials

Nursing

EKG leads, surgical hand sanitizers, sterilization materials, aerosols

Labor and Delivery

Isopropyl, medical adhesive spray, isagel, surepath preservation fluid, hydroxide solutions

Universal Waste

Batteries, fluorescent lamps, mercury containing devices, electronic wastes

STERICYCLE STATS

>336k

Tons of Waste

Removed Annually

~600

Technicians

Nationwide

~335k

Service Stops

Annually

>87k

Locations

Served