Stericycle, Inc. is the largest medical waste treatment and disposal company in the United States, and a growing global presence. Although the company's mission is "to be the leading company dedicated to the environmentally responsible management of infection control and compliance services for the health care community," it continues to incinerate medical waste at the six U.S. facilities it owns.
Learn about the emissions violations and local response at Stericycle's Haw River, NC incinerator.
Read the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Notice (pdf): "Stericycle Management Should Better Disclose Environmental Risks and Liabilities"
Update: April 2005 Annual Shareholder Meeting
HCWH representatives and affected community residents traveled to Stericycle's annual shareholder meeting to protest the company's refusal to end incineration.
Read HCWH's statement (pdf), and statements by representatives at the meeting:
- Martha Hamblin (pdf),
Group Against Stericycle Pollution, NC
- David Mickey (pdf),
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, NC
- Heather Bjork (pdf), Haw River, NC resident
- John Powell (pdf), Haw River, NC resident
News about Stericycle
- North Salt Lake residents concerned over incinerator stacks, Ogden Standard-Examiner (pdf)
- It's up in the air, Times-News (pdf)
- NSL burn plant comes under fire,
Davis County Clipper (pdf)
- Petition turns up heat on burn plant,
Deseret Morning News (pdf)
- Maine Dumps Stericycle, Waste News (pdf)
- Editorial, Waste News (pdf)
- Medical Waste Site Sought, Maine Sunday Telegram (pdf)
- DEP fines medical waste company nearly $225,000,
The Reporter (pdf)
- Five Recommendations for Stericycle (pdf)
- HCWH statement protesting Stericycle's refusal to end incineration (pdf)
It was delivered at the company's 2005 annual shareholder meeting.
- Stericycle Investors Tip Sheet (pdf)
- Stericycle Report Card Update: 2003 (pdf)
- Stericycle: Living up to its mission? 2002 (pdf)
- Stericycle's Incineration Capacity (pdf)
- What's Wrong with Incineration (pdf)