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|Stericycle, Inc was incorporated in 1989. The Company is in the business of managing regulated waste and providing related and complementary services. The Company operates in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The regulated waste services include medical waste disposal, its Steri-Safe® medical waste and compliance program, its Clinical Services program, its Bio Systems® reusable sharps disposal management services, pharmaceutical waste disposal, and hazardous waste disposal. In addition to its regulated waste services, it offers regulated returns and recall management services, patient communications services, and medical safety products. Its regulated returns and recall management services help pharmacies and manufacturers handle the return of unused and expired pharmaceuticals. Through ExpertRECALL™, it manages all aspects of a product recall or withdrawal for pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer product manufacturers in a manner compliant with applicable regulations. The Company also provides communications services to healthcare providers to improve office productivity and communications with patients. It operates integrated national regulated waste management networks in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Its networks include a total of 219 processing or combined processing and collection sites and 141 additional transfer, collection or combined transfer and collection sites. Its regulated waste processing technologies include autoclaving, its proprietary electro-thermal-deactivation system (‘ETD’), chemical treatment and incineration. The Company serves approximately 541,000 customers, of which approximately 16,500 are large-quantity generators, such as hospitals, blood banks and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and approximately 254,500 are small-quantity generators, such as outpatient clinics, medical and dental offices, long-term and sub-acute care facilities, veterinary offices, municipalities and retail pharmacies. The Company is subject to substantial and dynamic regulations enacted and enforced by the U.S. government and by the governments of the foreign jurisdictions in which it conduct regulated waste operations.|
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