Medical Waste:
Stericycle Inc.

Stericycle is permitted to treat non hazardous medical waste and other non medical wastes. It is also referred to as “infectious waste,” which, by definition, is “a solid waste that contains or may reasonably be expected to contain pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host could result in an infectious disease.”

Many people may interchange the terms medical waste, infectious waste, and bio-hazardous waste. In general, medical waste is used for all waste coming from a medical facility. Infectious waste is used to refer to waste contaminated with body fluids. It is, therefore, a subset of medical waste.

Waste Accepted

  • Non hazardous medical waste, including laboratory waste, glassware, and sharps.
  • Surgical specimens and tissues, animal tissues and carcasses, blood, and body fluids.
  • Infectious wastes from veterinaries, mortuaries, research, and industry.
  • Expired and unused pharmaceuticals and contraband.
  • Outdated consumer commodities, proprietary packaging, and records.
  • Recalled medical equipment and supplies.
  • Agriculture (APHIS) waste, and municipal solid wasted contaminated with infectious waste.
  • Other non hazardous waste approved by the Director that is appropriate for a medical waste incinerator.

Waste Excluded

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Municipal Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • PCB Waste


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