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.
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.
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.
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:
Staining lines, formalin, reagents, test kits, hand sanitizers, decal solutions, solvents
X-ray machines, contrast media, lead vests
Solvent-based paint, paint thinners, rags, oil related materials, grease/degreaser, wood stains, pesticides, used oil related materials
EKG leads, surgical hand sanitizers, sterilization materials, aerosols
Isopropyl, medical adhesive spray, isagel, surepath preservation fluid, hydroxide solutions
Batteries, fluorescent lamps, mercury containing devices, electronic wastes