Funeral Home and Crematory Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides funeral homes and crematories an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage regulated medical waste and compliance requirements.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to hundreds of funeral homes and crematories across Canada.

Stericycle enables funeral homes and crematories 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.

Funeral homes and crematories require balancing multiple priorities, from supporting families in the community with planning and preparation of funeral arrangements, to managing a safe and compliant environment for the well-being of employees.  

At Stericycle, we appreciate how important your role is in providing comfort and support to families through challenging times, whether you are a funeral director, a mortician, or a crematorium operator. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different types of medical waste, while running an environment where your employees and facility are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.

We customize solutions for your needs, whether you are a locally owned and operated funeral home or a funeral home with multiple locations across Canada. Furthermore, we also offer you the convenience to safely dispose of your biomedical waste as you support the families in your community and care for the safety of your employees.

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Funeral Homes and Crematories

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 funeral homes and crematories with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste. 

We recommend all non-anatomical waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, or PPE, 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 the mortuary in preparation of bodies for interment and cremation.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as needles, trocars, scalpels, scissors, and other sharp medical instruments exposed to bodily fluids and chemicals, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions allow for the safe disposal of anatomical waste generated from funeral homes and crematories, such as bodily fluids, organs, tissues, and surgical specimens.

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

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through preparing funeral arrangements and pre-planning that contain 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 funeral homes and crematories with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste. 

We recommend all non-anatomical waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, or PPE, 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 the mortuary in preparation of bodies for interment and cremation.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as needles, trocars, scalpels, scissors, and other sharp medical instruments exposed to bodily fluids and chemicals, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions allow for the safe disposal of anatomical waste generated from funeral homes and crematories, such as bodily fluids, organs, tissues, and surgical specimens.

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

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through preparing funeral arrangements and pre-planning that contain 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 Funeral Homes and Crematories 

Our regulatory experts have served funeral homes and crematories 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 funeral home or crematory’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 – supporting the families in your community 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.