The Daniels Difference


  • We provide medical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
  • All containers sanitized through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
  • It is our drivers and our trucks that will service your facility, no third party hauler risk
  • We are up front with our costs and transparent with our contracts 
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
  • Eliminate the purchase, disposal costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers


  • Regulated Medical Waste Services 
  • Biohazardous Sharps Services 
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
  • Hazardous + Chemotherapy Waste Services 
  • Onsite and online compliance and education


Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Chicago


Situated on the edge of Lake Michigan, Chicago “The Windy City” is one of the largest cities in the US and is renowned for two things – firstly its deep dish pizza! And secondly for its iconic architectural skyline. In the Chicago Loop next door to the Board of Trade is where we, Daniels Health, call home.Chicago pizza 


Chicago life is formed around the beautiful Chicago river (which we dye green on St Patrick’s day, it’s quite the sight!). In the summer the music festival line-up includes Lollapalooza and the Chicago Blues Festival, Wednesday and Saturday night are prime times for the Navy Pier fireworks, and shopping down Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile never goes out of fashion! In summer there is simply nowhere else we would rather be. In winter, well… there's Florida! 

Some of America’s favorite movies are shot in Chicago; Trading Places with Eddie Murphy, the 1998 Blues Brothers film with its epic car chase, and for a bit of comedic relief, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off set in the fictional town of Shermer Illinois. If you do visit the movie set of Trading Places – the famous Board of Trade building where Eddie Murphy found his x-factor, you will pass our favorite coffee shop - Intelligentsia Coffee on West Jackson Boulevard, their Ethiopian pour-over is sensational!

Beyond our love of Chicago, we are also passionate about healthcare, and this is where our story begins.


Chicago Healthcare Waste Management with a difference.

Daniels introduced a new paradigm shift into the US healthcare waste sector – medical waste management driven through solutions that minimize needlestick injuries, infection risk, and occupational hazards. All Daniels healthcare waste containers are designed with clinical input to satisfy the safety and security requirements of sharps, infectious waste and controlled pharmaceuticals, and are stand-out impressive! Designed with inbuilt locking systems, counter-balanced safety trays with overfill protection, leakproof seals, and impenetrable plastic – Daniels containers are the safest, greenest and, (as far as medical waste containers go), best looking in the US market. As a full healthcare management partner, we don't just deliver the industry's safest containers for Chicago healthcare facilities, we also deliver services, scheduling and regulatory guidance that supports the unique requirements of every sized patient care facility. 


Serviced locally, our Chicago medical waste services are safe, reliable and cost effective  

At Daniels, we pride ourselves on locally managed services; what does this mean? For starters, we're not going to broker out your waste to another waste company, when you sign up with Daniels it's our trucks, our drivers, our treatment facility, and our customer service and compliance team that will be managing your account to ensure safe cradle to grave disposal of your waste. Our services include: 

  • We can pick up all of your waste streams with reduced pickups! Hazardous, controlled substances, sharps, medical waste and pharmaceuticals 
  • Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories and dialysis centers, our scalable services can deliver results to all healthcare facilities 
  • Online compliance training to keep your staff compliant with HIPAA, DOT and other OSHA regulated training requirements 
  • Integrated service tracking, customer escalation processes, and quality control system that monitors quality, timeliness, cleanliness and service excellence 
  • Passionate staff who are focused on delivering the highest levels of customer service from our drivers to our local Chicago based support team 


We service locally.


One of the most important things to us as a national company is being able to serve locally to ensure compliance, safety, costs and efficiencies are optimized. We have a team of over 70 staff local in Chicago to ensure that every aspect of our customers’ journey is managed to the highest standard of excellence, and our clean processing facility is located an hour north of the city where our team of operational experts manage our disposal, treatment and robotic washing processes. For information about the local medical waste handling and storage regulations applicable in Illinois, visit our Illinois services page here


Featured Product.


One of our many clinically-designed solutions is the Daniels Sharpsmart container – the first reusable sharps container in the world, it is the only container that has been peer reviewed in five medical journals, has 13 safety features including overfill protection and inbuilt locking mechanisms, and comes in a range of sizes to suit the varying volume requirements of healthcare facilities. Daniels Sharpsmart has earned the reputation globally as being the safest sharps container in the world.