icon_services_medical_waste Medical Waste Services

Under Oregon state law, you cannot include potentially infectious medical waste in your regular garbage. To help customers dispose of waste materials properly, Pride Disposal & Recycling provides collection services for medical waste in our service areas.

Examples of Businesses that May Generate Medical Waste

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Vet Clinics
  • Tattoo Shops
  • Acupuncture Clinics

Accepted Waste

Regulated Medical Waste

Regulated medical waste must be contained inside a bag and then placed in plastic tubs for disposal. We will provide the necessary tubs and bags. Once full, close the bag by twisting and hand-tying the top of the bag into a single knot, leave the bag inside the bin, and then close lids of the tub.

Photo Services Biz Medical Waste

Materials Allowed in Tubs

  • Sharps containers (such as needles, lancets, and scalpel blades)
  • Laboratory wastes
  • Contaminated disposal material, equipment, and instruments
  • Dialysis tubing and filters
  • Blood, blood products, and other bodily fluids

Pathological Waste for Incineration

Pathological waste must be contained inside a bag and then placed into the approved box for disposal. We will provide the necessary boxes and bags. Once full, close the bag by twisting and hand-tying the top of the bag into a single knot, leave the bag inside the box, and then follow the instructions to close the lids of the box.

Materials Allowed in Boxes

  • Pathological and animal waste
  • Trace-contaminated chemotherapy waste*

*Chemotherapy waste must be labeled separately. Please contact us if you need to dispose of this waste.

Medical Waste FAQs

What are the rates for my service area?

What are the rates for my service area?

We service six different jurisdictions, each of which has different rates and service frequencies. Some jurisdictions publish their rates on their respective websites. To learn rates specific to your address, please contact our office.

How do I dispose of needles, sharps, lancets?

How do I dispose of needles, sharps, lancets?

Pride Disposal & Recycling's office in Sherwood accepts approved sharps containers. There is a charge per gallon (based on the size of the sharps container). All containers must be closed securely before they are dropped off. You can also bring full sharps containers to some local pharmacies—contact your pharmacy directly for details.

What are Pride's office hours and where is Pride located?

What are Pride's office hours and where is Pride located?

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm and the office is located at 13980 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd in Sherwood, Oregon. The office is closed on 6 federal holidays.