Laboratories

Whether you manage a small laboratory or a large facility our specialist team will work with you to ensure you remain compliant and safe.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to thousands of labs and research organizations across the U.K.

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

Medical research and testing laboratories play an instrumental role for emerging advancements in medicine, while working in a fast-paced environment to conduct research and devise critical treatments, especially during times of need, while maintaining a safe and compliant workplace.

We appreciate how important your role is in research, testing, and development of new medical advancements, whether you are a laboratory scientist, a technician, or a research director. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste types, while running an environment where your employees and practice are up to date with  regulatory requirements.

We customise our solutions for your needs, whether you are a local testing lab and research facility or part of a national large-scale research organisation. Furthermore, we also offer you the convenience to safely dispose of your regulated medical waste as you dedicate your time to focus on medical advancements.

How we help

We offer a complete lab waste solution including on-site visits, identification and safe laboratory waste disposal, ensuring compliance and peace of mind. Stericycle’s tried and tested service eliminates potential disasters from chemical mixing, taking the risk away from staff and replacing it with a safe and compliant solution.

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Laboratories

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

Sharps waste

Whether you are a small business or high volume premises, we offer safe and compliant collection and disposal services for all your sharps waste.

Infectious Waste Disposal

Infectious waste needs to be treated to reduce / eliminate the risks present. We provide advice and guidance for appropriate handling, containment, transportation and disposal of infectious waste.

Offensive Waste

Offensive waste is the term for items soiled by body fluids or bad odour that may be considered unpleasant. This does not include items also contaminated by infection, medicine or chemicals.

Chemical Waste

Chemical waste can be toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive or a combination of these, so it is important to dispose of it properly. We offer an integrated service for all your hazardous chemical waste needs.

Pharmaceutical waste

We collect and dispose of all hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste, including expired, unused, contaminated, damaged, denatured or no long needed.

Sharps waste

Whether you are a small business or high volume premises, we offer safe and compliant collection and disposal services for all your sharps waste.

Infectious Waste Disposal

Infectious waste needs to be treated to reduce / eliminate the risks present. We provide advice and guidance for appropriate handling, containment, transportation and disposal of infectious waste.

Offensive Waste

Offensive waste is the term for items soiled by body fluids or bad odour that may be considered unpleasant. This does not include items also contaminated by infection, medicine or chemicals.

Chemical Waste

Chemical waste can be toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive or a combination of these, so it is important to dispose of it properly. We offer an integrated service for all your hazardous chemical waste needs.

Pharmaceutical waste

We collect and dispose of all hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste, including expired, unused, contaminated, damaged, denatured or no long needed.

Why we're the perfect partner for you

You segregate

Segregate and store each type of specialist waste separately from your general waste

We collect

Either on an agreed regular schedule or you can contact us for additional or ad-hoc collections.

We treat & dispose

All your waste is compliantly and securely processed, giving you peace of mind.

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Compliant waste management is critical in the protection of people, the environment and our communities.

Poor waste management exposes employees, waste handlers and the community to infections, toxic effects and injuries. Such as air, water pollution, disease and needle stick injuries.

Failure to correctly segregate, store, transport and treat healthcare waste can result in pollution, prosecution, fines and bad publicity.

In England and Wales the mixing of waste streams is prohibited by law - the waste producer is legally required to correctly segregate, label, package and store their waste. In Scotland it is considered best practice.

The national colour-coded segregation system identifies and segregates waste on the basis of waste classification and suitability of treatment/disposal options.

When segregating waste you must consider both the appropriate waste stream (colour coding) and the appropriate packaging.