About MERI (Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc.)

About MERI

MERI (Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc.) is a licensed and insured medical waste disposal, transport, and treatment company. We collect medical waste from Wisconsin, Northeast Iowa, and Northern Illinois facilities. In addition, we serve customers nationwide with a medical waste mailback program. We ensure your regulated waste streams follow all local, state, and federal guidelines regarding proper transportation and destruction.

All your biohazard waste is swiftly collected for disposal and documented, from cradle-to-grave with electronic manifests. MERI will help you find the best solutions to meet your needs by conducting an internal waste review and in-person training.  To assist in your sustainability efforts, we provide electronic, paperless manifests; reusable sharps containers and can help you design innovative solutions to streamline your waste process.

We Safely Dispose of the Following Types of Waste:

  • Regulated Medical Waste
  • Sharps
  • Laboratory Waste
  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Chemotherapy Waste
  • Red Bag Waste
  • Type A and Type B Infectious Material
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Pathological Waste
  • Universal Waste

Why We Exist

We know the healthcare world. We were born from it in 1985. Back then, what we now know as UW Health University Hospital, UnityPoint Health Meriter Hospital, and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital formed a non-profit alliance to cost-effectively collect and treat their infectious and medical waste.

Over the years, we’ve expanded to other states and serve a variety of organizations. We have a full range of transport and treatment services, including devitalizing biotech waste to collecting infectious waste and sharps through our nationwide mailback program.

However, our mission remains the same: to provide innovative, environmentally safe, and cost-effective medical waste disposal services while delivering a personalized customer experience so our clients can dedicate resources to patient care.


MERI Board of Directors 

Randy Malmquist, Board President, Unity Point Health

Amy Grinnell, Board Vice President, SSM Health

Mary Statz, Board Treasurer, UW Health

Patti Hutter, Board Member, UW Health

Timothy Ferguson, Board Member, Unity Point Health

Craig Sommers, Board Member, SSM Health

MERI Mission Statement