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 Rockford


Halfway between Chicago and Galena, Rockford was known by the early settlers as “Forest City”, named after the valley’s extensive woods, and in more recent times, as the “Screw Capital of the world’ due to the high volume of screws, bolts and fasteners manufactured in the region. It's a city that also contributes heavily to America's rich sporting history in cultivating one of the first all-female baseball teams in the US, the American Peaches. 


The natural center of the Rockford area and one of its most recognizable natural features, is the Rock River. Once the backyard for the city’s first settlement in 1834, today the area has been transformed into over 7,000 acres of parkland and is so green that the city has adopted a widespread reputation as the “City of Gardens”.

Only 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Rockford holds the county seat of Winnebago County and is also home to one of the largest public medical schools in the United States, the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Providing community-based medical training to medical students, residents and fellows, the university is a recognized leader in rural medical education and medical biotechnology. 

Leadership in healthcare is a space where Daniels equally boasts a strong reputation, with over 32 years dedicated to innovation in safety device and healthcare waste management.


Rockford Healthcare Waste Management with a difference.


Daniels Health has a unique philosophy when it comes to healthcare waste management – how do we drive safety, infection control and waste reduction outcomes in every facility we work with. Partnering with over 5000 medical-based facilities across the United States, ranging from single physicians offices through to long term care facilities, surgical centers and some of the biggest hospital brands in the country including Stanford, Aurora and Carolinas Health, Daniels is an industry leader in modern waste management. Daniels’ containment systems for sharps, regulated medical waste, pharmaceutical waste and trace chemotherapy substances have become globally renowned as the safest containers in the world with safety and security features designed to protect users and patients alike. Both our products and our services are focused on improving the safety profile and efficiencies of every healthcare environment we work with. Let us allow our customers to do the talking for us. 

With a strong local infrastructure throughout RockfordDaniels Health partners with hospitals and clinics across Illinois in providing reliable full-service disposal and treatment for all healthcare waste streams including: 

  • Biohazardous sharps disposal and red bag waste disposal 
  • Pathological waste and Trace Chemotherapy waste 
  • RCRA hazardous, Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical waste and controlled substances 
  • Support on how to dispose of medical waste and other waste streams to reduce medical waste volumes and costs 
  • Cost-efficient, flexible waste collection services that match the waste volumes your facility generates 
  • Nursing home waste disposal, hospital waste disposal - we do it all! Services that cater for all sized facilities


We service locally.


In an industry where compliance and regulatory governance are managed so closely at a state level, it’s important to have a medical waste partner that is local. When we say local we don’t mean we’re based in California but have a call center in Chicago! We employ over 70 staff in Illinois, have a clean processing plant only 90 minutes drive from Rockford and have contingency planning in place to ensure coverage in the case of an emergency. Our business is centered around delivering excellence at every step of the customer journey, from regulatory guidance, helpful drivers and strong customer support right through to container quality and efficient reliable waste pickups. To understand the medical waste handling and storage regulations applicable in Illinois, visit our Illinois services page here


Featured Product.


Not all medical waste bins are created equal, this is especially true when you consider some of the strange exemptions made for a biohazardous waste stream – cardboard boxes being one. The Daniels Medismart container has been designed as a clinical answer to a clinical need… a medical waste solution that requires no bags, no decanting, no touch via its foot pedal operation, no cross-contamination, and inbuilt secure locking features. Daniels’ Medismart system has been reviewed in the Journal of Healthcare Infection for its unparalleled results in waste reduction, infection risk reduction, safety and efficiencies.