Stericycle specializes in the proper disposal of medical waste, which includes “red bag” or “soft” medical waste and sharps disposal. We focus on making our medical waste management services flexible, compliant, and convenient, so you can focus on your core business.
Red Bag Biomedical Waste Management to Reduce Your Risk
Red bag removal services of clinical waste help protect you, your associates, and your business reputation. Stericycle’s customized, comprehensive medical waste disposal solutions help:
- Decrease the threat of exposure to contaminants and disease, safeguarding your workplace
- Assure compliance with medical waste disposal regulations, minimizing your risk of fines and penalties.
Our Clinical Waste Disposal Solutions Deliver All-in-One Convenience
To make compliance easy and to keep your clinical services, practice, or company running smoothly, our medical waste management services include:
- Appropriate transport containers and proper shipping labels
- Professional pickup, removal, and transport of biomedical or red bag waste
- Compliant medical waste treatment and disposal
- Complete chain of custody documentation for the collection and treatment of biomedical waste, which includes proprietary step-by-step tracking of your waste and required shipping manifests
- Training programs for your staff to understand regulated medical waste handling requirements
Our Medical Red Bag Waste Removal Fits Your Busy Schedule
Stericycle maintains the nation’s largest network of medical waste transport vehicles, collection sites, and treatment facilities. This network enables us to provide biohazard waste removal services weekly, monthly, quarterly or as often as needed by your facility, which is determined by the type and volume of medical waste your facility generates and mandatory local and state regulations in your area.
Our Red Bag Waste Disposal Services Flex to Meet Your Demands
Our vast network also allows for flexibility in managing and scheduling additional pick-up services when unexpected needs arise. As your office, practice, medical center, or company's needs change, Stericycle offers you both online and telephone access to adjust your medical waste disposal pick-up schedule.
Stericycle also offers a range of service levels to meet all your demands.
Stericycle Expertise: Understanding Federal Medical Waste Regulations
Regulations surrounding medical waste and biohazardous waste can be confusing and inconsistent from state to state. That’s why it’s helpful to have a national medical waste partner like Stericycle that not only specializes in biohazardous waste disposal but also is backed by decades of experience.
Our experts can help you interpret the regulations and determine the best course of action for waste produced by your individual facility.
A variety of biohazards are produced through patient care or from laboratories or companies that do research, diagnostics, or drug development.
The federal government regulates proper tracking and disposal of 6 types of medical waste:
- Human blood and blood products
- Used sharps (eg, syringes, needles, and surgical blades)
- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals
- Pathological waste
- Contaminated animal carcasses
- Potentially infectious waste
ow State Laws for Medical Waste Management Vary
States may mandate more stringent criteria than the federal government for the handling, disposal, and treatment of medical or biohazardous waste. For example, in its Medical Waste Management Act, the state government of California broadened the definition of medical wastes in California to further include sharps and biohazardous waste that is created during:
- Diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals
- Research about the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals
- Testing or manufacturing of biologicals
- Accumulation of properly contained home-generated sharps waste
- Removal of trauma scene wastes
Contact Stericycle to ensure compliance to regulations that are relevant to you.
Medical Waste Disposal Regulations for Your State
In addition to contacting Stericycle, you can also find more guidance about your specific state regulations for medical waste disposal at the EPA website.
Always follow the policies and procedures of your individual facility.