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 
  • Chemotherapy and Hazardous Waste Services 
  • Onsite and online compliance and education



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Close to 13 million people call Illinois home according to the US Census Bureau. The Midwestern state, famous for Chicago hot dogs, deep dish pizza, and the only river in the world that flows backwards, is nestled between Wisconsin, Indiana, and the Mississippi River. It is also where we, Daniels Health, call home. 


Due to its huge rural land mass, more than 80% of Illinois’ residents live in its cities, making the state a bustling and multicultural center for business and travel. Along with agriculture, education and manufacturing, the Land of Lincoln (coined after our 16th president's birthplace of Springfield) also houses a strong emerging healthcare presence and boasts some of the best health care services in the Midwest with hospitals such as Northwestern Memorial, University of Illinois, Advocate Aurora and Rush University medical center. 

This is where we come in... trusted experts in delivering sharps and biohazardous waste disposal solutions for US healthcare. Medical waste is broadly defined as any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of a human. Medical waste can be identified by one of four different categories: infectious, hazardous, radioactive, and general. In the state of Illinois, PIMW (Potentially Infected Medical Waste) is banned from entering landfills. The Federal Government, State and its local environmental authorities have enforced strict regulations in regards to how this waste is managed and treated. We have the ability to service all areas of Illinois, from Springfield, Elgin, Naperville, Chicago, and everything in between. For more information on Illinois state medical waste regulations, be sure to check out our guide to Illinois Medical Waste:

Guide to Illinois Medical Waste



Local Healthcare Partners 

Headquartered in downtown Chicago, Daniels Health has a myriad of healthcare waste solutions, for hospitals, clinical laboratories, nursing homes, aged care facilities, veterinary clinics, dental surgeries, universities, research facilities and pharmaceutical laboratories in Chicago, Rockford, Joliet and across the state of Illinois which drive safety, compliance and ease in medical waste disposal in Illinois. In fact, some of Illinois' most noteworthy healthcare brands are Daniels customers, including Advocate Aurora and Rush University Medical Center. Daniels Health works in tandem with your staff designing a medical and biohazardous waste management plan tailored to your unique business needs while ensuring complete compliance in Illinois. Our customizable solutions include: medical waste products and services

  • Biohazardous Sharps Disposal 
  • Regulated medical waste (red bag waste) 
  • Trace Chemotherapy (cytotoxic waste) 
  • Expired RX Pharmaceuticals Disposal 
  • Controlled substances, via RX Destroyer 
  • Pathological waste 
  • Hazardous waste 
  • Surgical Device Recovery
  • OSHA Compliance Training 




Medical waste managed Clinically 

In Illinois, the responsibility rests on the waste generator for the safe handling and final disposal of its medical waste, therefore it is critical for healthcare facilities to engage a medical waste partner that has full ownership and insurances of the complete waste journey, and is not simply a broker. With our own trucks, people, licensed service and treatment within the state of Illinois, Daniels Health offers the most secure and cost effective medical waste disposal solutions for US healthcare facilities whilst ensuring complete protection of our customers' risk profile. Through waste audits and intelligent tracking technology, we can optimize your medical waste management program and deliver the following results:

  • Eliminating Cardboard Boxes, they just do not belong in healthcare! 
  • Reducing the risk of cross-contamination in your facility
  • Promotion and education around correct segregation procedures, disposal methods and equipment for your staff
  • Purpose designed clinical containers - enhancing the patient environment
  • Ensuring generated waste is dealt with quickly, safely and with minimal handling - reducing infection transfer risk 
  • Eliminating or ensuring significant reduction of your regulated medical waste volumes
  • Eliminating the risks associated with injuries, spills or leakages in your facility
  • Reducing the risk of pathogen transfer via our automated robotic washing processes
  • Overall improvement of your labor efficiencies and reduction in double handling

Daniels Health leads the way in compliance for Illinois hospitals, nursing homes and patient-care facilities, pertaining to the strict regulations surrounding certain wastes such as Sharps and RCRA. Our local clean processing facilities across the country help reduce your immediate transportation and treatment costs, while ensuring compliance within the governing laws and regulations of each state. We provide simple classification protocols including a web-based “Waste ID” database providing easy identification of pharmaceuticals and their required disposal method. Many of Daniels Health solutions provide a single point of contact, which reduces administrative burden by providing specific and direct services for medical waste segregation, helping to drastically reduce your operating costs. With our own containers, treatment, trucks and compliance expertise, we are able to deliver substantial savings on disposal costs and partner with you to reduce the amount of waste your facility is sending to landfill.


Safe medical waste disposal is always our priority.medical waste management

With innovative, patented products, training and support, our team partners with your organization to redefine your waste handling procedures and educate clinical and EVS staff on all aspects of medical waste handling from labeling and containment through to segregation and treatment. With over 30 years experience, clinical research and partnerships across the industry, Daniels Health smart waste systems have reengineered the safety, efficiency and infection control impact of biohazardous waste handling. Our reusable sharps containers 'Sharpsmart' have been documented in five peer reviewed medical journals, have global proven results in driving needlestick injury reduction, and are the safest containers in the United States for safe needle disposal and our hands-free Medismart containers have redefined infection control in biohazard waste disposal in Illinois. We take safety and the protection of healthcare workers very seriously. 



Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Illinois.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.

855 251 2655         Request a quote      


  • "I would definitely recommend Daniels"

    The customer service is what stands out in my mind. If we call for a special request of containers, Daniels is right on the request and taken care of. That does not even mention how great the containers are. I would definitely recommend Daniels.

    Jackson Park Hospital, IL
  • "You have discovered a great device"

    You have discovered a great engineering control device that is in the process of sweeping the nation.

    Kishwaukee Community Hospital, IL

Organizations We Partner With

We are proud to have been chosen by over 8,200 US facilities as vendor of choice for healthcare waste services, including our very first customer that we signed 22 years ago! In Illinois here are some of the brands we protect

Illinois State Resources & Requirements

Illinois EPA

1021 North Grand Avenue

East Springfield, IL 62794


Daniels Illinois Site

1301 W Eilerman Avenue

Litchfield, IL 62056

888 952 5580

Waste Classification

Potentially Infected Medical Waste (PIMW) includes waste generated in connection with:

  • The provision of, or research pertaining to the provision of, medical services to human beings or animals

  • The production or testing of biological waste

Storage Requirements

Illinois state requirements mandate:

  • Waste be temperature controlled to 45 degrees F if stored more than 72hrs
  • Waste cannot be stored more than 30 days regardless of temperature
  • Waste container must be labeled as biohazardous 

Full a full list download this helpful “Summary of Regulatory Requirements” pdf from the Illinois EPA.

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