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




Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in North Carolina

North Carolina can be broken into 3 main regions: The Mountains, Piedmont and The Coast. From High country to Wine country the Tar Heel State gives you boundless options for adventure and captures some of hollywood's most iconic scenery. 


On one side of the state you’ll find the Smoky Mountains National Park famous for waterfalls, Sliding Rock and Fontana Dam, perfect for fly fishing, rafting or hiking. High Country, home to the Grandfather Mountains is a skiing and snowboarding hot spot, while Asheville and the Foothills boasts local breweries and is a must for film buffs. The east side of the state is nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which attracts millions of visitors per year—especially for the autumn leaves. While visiting this region don’t miss Lake Lure where parts of the movie Dirty Dancing were shot. Head to Chimney Rock State Park, to see where the final scenes of Last of the Mohicans was captured. Or, if the Hunger Games is more your style, check out the Bridal Veil Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest.

The Piedmont, also referred to as the foothills, is the central region of The Old North State, home to the largest cities including Charlotte, the capital Raleigh, Greensboro, Asheville and Durham. Charlotte is famous for NASCAR and the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Raleigh is buzzing with award winning chefs and hotels. If music is a passion, head to Durham in September for the annual Bull Durham Blues Festival. If you’re into golf or wineries, Greensboro and Winston-Salem are not to be missed. Visit Hanging Rock, taste some Moonshine, hike through Mount Airy or wander through the Olden Salem Museums and Gardens.


For history lovers, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds is littered with colonial towns and is the birthplace of Pepsi. The Inner Coastal Plain is all about BBQ, the Civil War battlefields of Halifax and Bentonville and Muscadine wine. North Carolina is also home UNC—the college school that launched the career of NBA great, Michael Jordan. UNC’s School of Medicine is one of the top ranked medical schools in the US. Also situated on campus is 5 healthcare facilities collectively referred to as UNC Hospitals that include research centers, education and outpatient care and have developed breakthroughs in the areas of autism, cancer, depression and pharmacology.


North Carolina Medical Waste Compliance Made Simple.

As always, where there is healthcare, there is medical waste. North Carolina’s biohazardous waste management is regulated by the NCDEQ (North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality). Compared to other states, North Carolina’s regulations are more generalized. Most medical waste disposal can be handled as general solid waste, unless it’s regulated medical waste. For the latter, that waste can be treated on site or sent to a medical waste treatment facility.

In order to maintain compliance and an effective waste management plan, Daniels is here to help.  For a state with endless natural beauty and passionate people, Daniels Health is here to preserve the safety of North Carolinians and their environment.

Guide To North Carolina Medical Waste


We have been partnering with healthcare facilities for over 30 years, supporting our North Carolina partners to maintain compliance, ensure clinican safety, and lower waste volumes

Our sustainable and efficient healthcare waste management solutions put safety of employees and the environment first. Our Safety Engineered Devices are proven to reduce sharps injuries, lower your carbon footprint, and increase efficiency with dispsoal. As partners, we work hand in hand with our customers to drive outcomes. Not just organize a truck to pickup some waste at a loading dock - that is the job of a waste hauler, not a medical waste partner! We work with healthcare facilities to drive better segregation outcomes, reduce waste volumes (and consequently drive cost reductions), improve movement efficiencies through the placement and mobility of sharps and medical waste containers, and deliver solutions that ultimately provide greater protection for healthcare workers. With trained experts who are passionate about serving our customers' needs, our local team in North Carolina can manage all clinical waste streams, including:

  • Biohazardous Sharps Disposal 
  • Regulated medical waste (RMW)
  • Trace Chemotherapy Waste
  • Expired RX Pharmaceuticals Disposal 
  • Controlled substances, via RX Destroyer 
  • Pathological waste 
  • RCRA Hazardous waste 



Clinical Waste Managed by The Experts

Our clients in North Carolina trust us to ensure they remain compliant to the state’s waste regulations

Being local in North Carolina for over 15 years, Daniels Health has become a trusted partner to hundreds of healthcare facilities in the state including New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington. Our clean processing plant is located 25 minutes out of Charlotte, and our drivers and service team are "home grown" and have a strong understanding of the State's regulations and requirements. We are proud to serve our customers at a local level! We recently assisted Iredell Memorial Hospital, a 247-bed facility that faced a challenge with its segregation of pharmaceutical waste: they were generating four times the national average for like-size hospitals. Through implementing our Pharmaceutical and Hazardous waste segregation program, Iredell Health has now achieved a 35% cost reduction in their waste management

We worked with Iredell Health to audit and analyze the issues at hand before rolling out our range of non-hazardous Pharmasmart containers throughout the facility. The results? Sixteen months post-implementation, Iredell Health has now:

  • Shifted from a large quantity generator (LQG) to a small quantity generator (SQG), in terms of volume
  • Seen a 35% cost reduction in waste management
  • Have reduced the volume of black bins, from 17 to 3 gallons


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


855 251 2655         Request a quote      



North Carolina State Resources & Requirements

North Carolina EPA

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

61 Forsyth Street, SW 

Atlanta, GA 30303-8960

404 562 9900

Daniels North Carolina Site

1851 Chespark Dr

Gastonia, NC 28052

888 952 5580

Waste Classification

  • "Regulated Medical Waste" means blood and body fluids in individual containers in volumes greater than 20 ml, microbiological waste, and pathological waste that have not been treated pursuant to Rule .1207 of this Section. 
  • "Sharps" means and includes needles, syringes with attached needles, capillary tubes, slides and cover slips, and scalpel blades.
  • "Pathological waste" means human tissues, organs and body parts; and the carcasses and body parts of all animals that were known to have been exposed to pathogens that are potentially dangerous to humans during research, were used in the production of biologicals or in vivo testing of pharmaceuticals, or that died with a known or suspected disease transmissible to humans.

Storage Requirements

North Carolina state requirements mandate:

Regulated medical waste shall be packaged in a minimum of one plastic bag placed in a rigid fiberboard box, rigid drum, or other rigid container constructed in a manner that prevents leakage of the contents. The plastic bag shall be impervious to moisture and have a strength sufficient to preclude ripping, tearing or bursting the waste-filled bag under normal conditions of usage and handling. Each bag shall be constructed of material of sufficient single thickness strength to pass the 165-gram dropped dart impact resistance test as prescribed by Standard D 1709-91 of the American Society for Testing and Materials, which is incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions, and certified by the bag manufacturer.

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