Regulated Medical Waste Disposal


Regulated Medical Waste Disposal

MERI provides Regulated Medical Waste Disposal for items that contain pathogens, including:


medical waste
Biohazard Symbol and Syringes

Sharps Waste | Infectious Waste Disposal

Also known as RMW, biohazard, or red bag waste, typical infectious waste items are blood, body fluids, sharps, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

Examples of sharps include:

  • Needles
  • Lancets (fingerstick devices)
  • Syringes
  • Auto-Injectors
  • Scalpel Blades
  • Pipettes
  • Discarded Glass or Vials Containing Infectious Agents

Visit our sharps and infectious waste page or our medical waste mailback page for more information.

Chemotherapy Waste Disposal

MERI collects and properly destroys bulk and trace chemotherapy waste. We collect both bulk and trace chemotherapy and offer a mailback option for trace chemotherapy waste. Our trace chemotherapy mailback kits are used by home infusion pharmacies and traveling nurses who provide in-home cancer treatment care.

Click here to learn more about the difference between trace and bulk chemo.

IV Pole and empty drug vial
Pathology specimens

Pathological Waste Disposal

MERI disposes of pathology waste for clinics, research facilities, morgues, funeral homes, and farms. Examples of pathological waste are human and or animal tissue or body parts.

Click here to learn more about our pathology waste disposal solutions.

Biotech Research Waste Disposal

MERI disposes biohazard waste from many biotechs, labs, research, industrial, and manufacturing facilities. Some of the typical waste MERI treats and disposes of for research facilities include:

  • Sharps
  • Pipettes
  • Specimens
  • Chemicals
  • Pathogens

MERI can also serve as a backup for your facility when your autoclave is down for repair.

Click here to learn how we help dispose of biohazard research waste.

Microscope in research lab