NHS Waste Management and Disposal

For over two decades, Stericycle has been a dedicated partner to the NHS, delivering comprehensive waste management services. Trusted by over 70% of NHS Trusts and servicing more than 20,000 sites, we're committed to ensuring safe and compliant disposal of clinical waste, supporting the healthcare system's vital operations.

Safe Disposal of Clinical Waste for NHS

Stericycle ensures the safe disposal of clinical waste for NHS Trusts, offering reliable solutions tailored to the unique needs of healthcare facilities. Our services encompass the collection, transportation, and disposal of various types of medical waste, including sharps, pathological waste, and pharmaceuticals. We prioritise compliance with stringent regulations to mitigate risks and protect public health.

Examples of waste disposal services for NHS Trusts include:

  • Sharps disposal bins placed strategically throughout healthcare facilities.

  • Collection of infectious waste from hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.

  • Proper disposal of pharmaceuticals to prevent environmental contamination.

  • Management of confidential waste to safeguard patient information.

Partner with Stericycle for trusted clinical waste management solutions tailored to NHS Trusts. Contact us today to ensure compliance and safety in your healthcare facility!

Stericycle helps protect NHS investment

When you pledge to take care of your patients, communities and the environment you need more than just a waste company.

You need Stericycle. Because we protect what matters.

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We offer unrivalled capacity and capability for NHS clinical waste treatment

Our nationwide infrastructure includes: 9 Energy from Waste (EfW) Incineration Facilities; 5 Alternative Treatment (AT) Facilities; 9 Waste Transfer Stations and 350+ Specialist Waste Vehicles.

We provide a transparent and accurate system for the management of your NHS waste

    Our proprietary waste tracking software captures and monitors the data of all waste collected from point of production through to point of disposal, providing accurate online reporting updated daily and fully documented traceability at all times.

    We use a state-of-the-art, industry leading vehicle tracking software

    Using our highly advanced fleet tracking and telematics system our team can monitor the position of each vehicle in real-time, and divert the assigned vehicle to a route that avoids congestion or road traffic accident sites, to ensure the least possible amount of disruption to our collection schedules.

    Our NHS waste solutions are quality assured and compliant


      We operate an integrated set of procedures to ensure that best practice and quality of service are replicated across our business to the very same high standards.

      Our e-consignment solution improves sustainability and efficiency

      E-consignment will work with both our bin exchange and decant services, creating a paperless system which reduces the carbon footprint of our NHS waste collections and dramatically reduces the administrative burden of having to store and file paper consignment notes.

      Our processes and procedures are regularly audited by external agencies

        We are formally accredited to the following standards: ISO 9001:2008;  ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

        We have unrivalled experience and knowledge

        We have members on the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) healthcare waste special interest group steering committee, and have written and contributed to several CIWM papers on healthcare waste.

        Our NHS waste solutions are sustainable

          Our approach ensures that waste is managed as far up the hierarchy as possible. 

          Our Energy from Waste Recovery Facilities ensure that clinical waste is recovered as an energy resource, such as Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), Steam or Electricity. We provide heat and power to seven NHS trusts with hospital-based incinerators.

          Stericycle is a Global Organisation

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          Founded in 1989
          Headquarters in
          Bannockburn, IL

          15,000+ Team Members Worldwide

          Presence across North America and Europe

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          Over 1 Million Customers Worldwide

          Approximately 400 Locations Worldwide

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          Fleet of more than 6,100 Trucks Worldwide

          $2.7 Billion in 2022 Revenue

          Public in 1996
          (NASDAQ: SRCL)  

          Contact us for a free quote today