Small Business Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides small businesses and non-healthcare facilities with an array of solutions to manage medical waste and compliance requirements while protecting stakeholders in the community.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to thousands of small businesses across Canada

Stericycle enables small businesses 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.

Small businesses contribute to the community’s economic growth by providing high-quality services, while maintaining the safety and well-being of their employees and customers. These businesses generate medical waste, such as sharps, from their day-to-day operations or through customer use. This waste must be safely and compliantly disposed to facilitate corporate social responsibility initiatives and protect stakeholders in the community.

For businesses who provide services that use sharps, such as tattoo parlors, day spas, cosmetic spas, and acupuncture clinics, multiple sharps disposal containers may be required to keep employees safe. Additionally, we recommend that any medical waste generated by customers in hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and office buildings, be safely disposed to promote a healthful environment.

We customize solutions for your needs, whether you offer tattoos and piercings, conduct acupuncture physical therapy, or want to provide a safer environment in your office building, restaurant, or retail store.

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Recommended Medical Waste Disposal Solutions for Small Businesses

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

Non-Anatomical Medical Waste

Stericycle Biomedical Medical Waste Solutions provide small businesses with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of medical waste generated from day-to-day procedures, such as tattooing and microblading.

We recommend all non-anatomical waste or red bag 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 tattooing, acupuncture, or microblading services, as well as through customer use (i.e. hotel guests self-administering medications).  

We recommend all sharps waste, such as tattoo needles, acupuncture needles, medication syringes, and sharps generated by public for medication injections, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries, prevent re-using and sharing of needles, and limit the amount of discarded needles found in the community.

Confidential Information and Documents

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving customers that contains confidential information, such as name, address, or phone number. 

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

Non-Anatomical Medical Waste

Stericycle Biomedical Medical Waste Solutions provide small businesses with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of medical waste generated from day-to-day procedures, such as tattooing and microblading.

We recommend all non-anatomical waste or red bag 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 tattooing, acupuncture, or microblading services, as well as through customer use (i.e. hotel guests self-administering medications).  

We recommend all sharps waste, such as tattoo needles, acupuncture needles, medication syringes, and sharps generated by public for medication injections, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries, prevent re-using and sharing of needles, and limit the amount of discarded needles found in the community.

Confidential Information and Documents

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving customers that contains confidential information, such as name, address, or phone number. 

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

Recommended Compliance Solutions for Small Businesses

Our regulatory experts serve small businesses 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 small business’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?
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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 high-quality service to your customers.

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.