Nursing and Long-Term Care Homes Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides nursing and long-term care homes an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage medical waste and compliance requirements.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to hundreds of nursing and long-term care facilities across Canada

Stericycle enables nursing and long-term care facilities 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.

Nursing and long-term care facilities provide residents with varying levels of assisted living care while also managing a safe and compliant environment for employees.

At Stericycle, we appreciate how important your role is in providing a high level of medical care and continuous personal care to your residents, whether you are a designated care manager, a healthcare manager, or a registered nurse. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different types of medical waste, while running an environment where your employees and long-term care facility are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.

We customize solutions for your needs, whether you are a local independent long-term care home or a long-term care home with multiple locations across Canada. Furthermore, we also offer you the convenience to safely dispose of your regulated medical waste as you care for the health and well-being of the residents in your care.

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Recommended Medical Waste Disposal Solutions for Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

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 nursing and long-term care homes with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste generated from everyday care procedures.

We recommend all non-anatomical waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, 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 blood tests and in some cases immunizations. 

We recommend all sharps waste, such as needles, lancets, syringes, or other sharps waste contaminated with blood or tissue, 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 dispensed to patients as part of their treatment.

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 medical waste contaminated with residual chemotherapy waste

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

Confidential Information and Documents

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or resident confidential information, such as patient names, addresses, phone numbers, or family member information. 

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 nursing and long-term care homes with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste generated from everyday care procedures.

We recommend all non-anatomical waste, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, 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 blood tests and in some cases immunizations. 

We recommend all sharps waste, such as needles, lancets, syringes, or other sharps waste contaminated with blood or tissue, 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 dispensed to patients as part of their treatment.

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 medical waste contaminated with residual chemotherapy waste

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

Confidential Information and Documents

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or resident confidential information, such as patient names, addresses, phone numbers, or family member information. 

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

Recommended Compliance Solutions for Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

Our regulatory experts have served nursing and long-term care facilities 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 nursing or long-term care facility’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 – the health and well-being of the residents in your care.

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.