Veterinary & Animal Care

Our end-to-end solutions remove the complexities of managing your veterinary waste disposal, allowing you to focus on animal wellbeing and deliver uninterrupted customer care.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to many veterinary clinics and animal hospitals across Ireland.

Stericycle enables veterinary practices to maintain regulatory compliance by providing sharps waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

Veterinary clinics and animal hospitals provide a variety of services aimed at promoting the health and well-being of pets, such as routine care and treatment, surgeries and emergency care, while also maintaining the safety of employees, pets, and owners.

At Stericycle, we appreciate how important your role is in providing care for pets whether you are a veterinarian, a veterinary technician, or an office manager. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste streams, while maintaining an environment where your employees and practice are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.

We customise solutions for your needs whether you are a local veterinary clinic providing pets with wellness exams centered on preventative care and regular checkups, or an animal hospital diagnosing and treating specialized medical conditions and providing emergency care.  

How we help

There are strict compliance requirements around animal healthcare waste. It must be correctly segregated, appropriately labelled and packaged for transport, stored safely in a secure place and described accurately on all documentation. But we know that you didn’t choose a career in animal care to focus on the complexities of waste management - that’s our passion!

Why Stericycle?

When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – the health and well-being of the animals in your care and the safety of your employees. 

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Veterinary Clinics and Animal Hospitals

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

Sharps Waste

Example sharps include:

  • medical lances
  • anaesthetic needles
  • scalpels and blades
  • laparascopes

Pharmaceutical Waste

Example pharmaceutical waste includes:

  • vaccine bottles
  • empty injection bottles
  • syringes
  • whole medicines

Infectious Waste

Example infectious waste includes:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns,
  • clinical gloves
  • contaminated PPE

Chemical Waste

Example chemical waste include:

  • sterilants and disinfectants
  • photographic chemicals
  • disinfectant, detergent and steriliser
  • formaldehyde
  • x-ray solution

Waste Electronic and Electric Equipment

Our dedicated team are here to support your organisation with a safe and environmentally friendly disposal option for all your WEEE.

Pet Cremation

Working in partnership with veterinary practices across Ireland, we provide pet owners with a locally delivered pet cremation service.

Sharps Waste

Example sharps include:

  • medical lances
  • anaesthetic needles
  • scalpels and blades
  • laparascopes

Pharmaceutical Waste

Example pharmaceutical waste includes:

  • vaccine bottles
  • empty injection bottles
  • syringes
  • whole medicines

Infectious Waste

Example infectious waste includes:

  • contaminated dressings
  • disposable gowns,
  • clinical gloves
  • contaminated PPE

Chemical Waste

Example chemical waste include:

  • sterilants and disinfectants
  • photographic chemicals
  • disinfectant, detergent and steriliser
  • formaldehyde
  • x-ray solution

Waste Electronic and Electric Equipment

Our dedicated team are here to support your organisation with a safe and environmentally friendly disposal option for all your WEEE.

Pet Cremation

Working in partnership with veterinary practices across Ireland, we provide pet owners with a locally delivered pet cremation service.

Put your trust in a leading specialist waste partner

All of our waste containers are UN approved and we have our own fleet of vehicles operating across Ireland with dedicated waste disposal facilities - this means that we can offer you compliant, fully trackable and auditable end-to-end specialist waste solutions that will help protect your business, your employees and your clients.

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.

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.