Educational Institution Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides educational institutions with an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage regulated medical waste and compliance requirements. 

Stericycle is the trusted partner to hundreds of educational institutions across Canada

Stericycle enables educational institutions to maintain regulatory compliance by providing medical waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

Educational institutions generate medical waste in many forms, be it through practical tutorials in class, on-campus health center, or day-to-day operations. With the variety of scenarios where medical waste can be generated, it is important to provide safe and compliant disposal solutions and trainings for educators and staff at your facility.

At Stericycle, we appreciate how important it is for you to learn or teach about medical and surgical best practices, whether you are a student, a professor or educator, or a nurse. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different types of waste streams, while running an environment where the stakeholders in your facility are up to date with regulatory requirements.

We customize our solutions for your needs, whether you are a local community school district, or a large university or college preparing the leaders of tomorrow. 

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Educational Institutions

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Non-Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions provide educational facilities with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste generated from day-to-day care procedures in campus health centers, nurses’ offices, or during practical tutorials.

We recommend all non-anatomical waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, personal protective equipment (PPE), or tubes, be disposed of in yellow bags, placed in marked containers, and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from lab dissections or in regular health procedures such as vitamin or allergy shots.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as blades, pipettes, testing slides, needles, or scalpels, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of medication waste including expired, partially used, or contaminated medication or ointments prescribed to students at the campus health centre. 

We recommend medication waste be classified and disposed of in the respective containers for pharmaceutical waste or controlled substance wastage only.

Cytotoxic Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated as a part of certain courses or laboratory practicals offered at your institution.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, unused IVs, needles and syringes, PPE, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups, be properly segregated, packaged in red bags, and labeled for safe pickup and disposal.

Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions allow for the safe disposal of anatomical waste generated from educational practicals, such as human body parts, organs, tissues, and surgical specimens. Your educational institution is likely to generate this type of waste if you offer programs where students receive practical experience with surgery or have an on-site campus health centre that performs surgeries.

We recommend you and your staff properly segregate and package this waste in red bags and place it in containers marked for incineration only.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving stakeholders in your community, including educators and students, that contains confidential information, such as names, addresses, or phone numbers.

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Non-Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions provide educational facilities with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste generated from day-to-day care procedures in campus health centers, nurses’ offices, or during practical tutorials.

We recommend all non-anatomical waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, personal protective equipment (PPE), or tubes, be disposed of in yellow bags, placed in marked containers, and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from lab dissections or in regular health procedures such as vitamin or allergy shots.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as blades, pipettes, testing slides, needles, or scalpels, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of medication waste including expired, partially used, or contaminated medication or ointments prescribed to students at the campus health centre. 

We recommend medication waste be classified and disposed of in the respective containers for pharmaceutical waste or controlled substance wastage only.

Cytotoxic Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated as a part of certain courses or laboratory practicals offered at your institution.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, unused IVs, needles and syringes, PPE, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups, be properly segregated, packaged in red bags, and labeled for safe pickup and disposal.

Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions allow for the safe disposal of anatomical waste generated from educational practicals, such as human body parts, organs, tissues, and surgical specimens. Your educational institution is likely to generate this type of waste if you offer programs where students receive practical experience with surgery or have an on-site campus health centre that performs surgeries.

We recommend you and your staff properly segregate and package this waste in red bags and place it in containers marked for incineration only.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving stakeholders in your community, including educators and students, that contains confidential information, such as names, addresses, or phone numbers.

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Recommended Compliance Solutions for Educational Institutions

Our regulatory experts have served educational institutions across Canada and understand the importance of safety and medical waste compliance protocols.

Stericycle’s Clinical Service Solutions enable you to easily manage your OHS compliance requirements in formats that suit your educational institution’s needs. You get access to the following trainings:

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

Questions about your waste and compliance requirements?
Contact your local Stericycle compliance specialist today.

Why Stericycle?

When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – providing a safe and conducive environment for learning and professional development and the safety of your employees. 

Industry Leader

Industry leader with over 30 years of experience managing the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of medical waste.

Regulatory Experts

Customizable solutions with one partner managing regulated medical waste streams, OHS compliance, and secure information destruction.

Customized Solutions

Reliable on-time service delivered by a nationwide network of treatment facilities, state-of-the-art fleet of trucks, proprietary real-time tracking systems, and qualified service operators.

One Partner

Dedicated team of on-site and off-site regulatory experts and online customer portal, MyStericycle.ca, featuring a breadth of on-demand compliance trainings, tools, and resources.

Customer Service

Seamless customer experience delivered through easy onboarding, convenient online account management, and accessible client support.