Source: Stericycle data, 2020
Customer separates waste types based on the guidelines set by Stericycle’s Waste Acceptance Policy and any applicable provincial requirements.
Waste is packaged and labeled based on regulatory guidelines and requirements.
Waste is stored on-site until pickup is scheduled. Storage requirements, including time limitations, vary.
Waste is picked up by a Stericycle Driver and the Customer is provided with a shipping paper for their records.
Waste is transported to a Stericycle facility in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Waste is treated at our incineration or autoclave facility, rendered non-infectious, and disposed of in accordance with federal and provincial regulations.
Waste shipping papers are retained by the Customer and Stericycle for the required period to ensure compliance. Records are also available on MyStericycle.ca.
As an industry leader, Stericycle understands the importance of compliantly managing the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of various types of waste as required by regulations in your province.
Non-Anatomical waste generated from procedures, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, or personal protective equipment (PPE), are considered biomedical waste. They should be disposed of safely in yellow bags, placed in marked containers, and stored for pickup.
Anatomical waste such as human or animal tissues, organs or other body parts, other than teeth, hair or nails; and animal bedding or carcasses, should be packaged separately for pickup in red bags and placed in containers marked for incineration only.
We manage all major waste streams and offer compliance training, delivering a 98% on-time pickup rate1 with our global fleet of more than 6,000 trucks.
We reduce your risk through full chain of custody and proprietary, real-time tracking systems in addition to compliance experts to keep you informed of federal, provincial, and local regulatory developments.
In 2021, our eco-conscious products and sustainability guidance allowed our customers to recycle 499 million kilograms of paper, safely dispose of 18 million kilograms of pharmaceutical waste; and avoid greenhouse gas emissions while diverting 47 million kilograms of sharps waste plastic from landfills.1
1. Source: Stericycle data, 2021.