Crossing the Ethical Line? Controversial Waste Provider Stericycle Back in the News

Crossing the line

How well do you know your waste provider?

Recently an article from the Christian News entitled, “Company Stericycle, Known for Burning, Illegally Dumping Aborted Babies, to Dispose of Ebola Waste” highlighted the fact that Stericyle has been granted a permit from the U.S. government to dispose of Ebola contaminated waste in Texas.

Stericycle, the nation’s largest medical waste company, has been under fire from pro-life groups and in 2011 were fined over $42,000 after the company was found to be illegally dumping aborted babies into a municipal landfill in Austin, Texas with household and commercial garbage.

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) found Stericycle liable for “failure to prevent the disposal of treated fetuses at a municipal solid waste landfill” and “failure to comply with permit conditions.”

Reporter LJ Devon wrote in a recent article, “Can we really trust a company that illegally dumped babies in a landfill in order to save money to properly dispose of Ebola waste?” Citing concerns about Stericycle’s disposal of aborted babies he went on to ask “Why did this unethical company get the contract?”

Ouch.

Maybe it’s time to re-think doing business with companies that demonstrate these kinds of ethics

At Universal Waste Management we understand that family, ethics, and the environment go hand-in-hand with good business practices. Our team never sacrifices quality for quantity.

Isn’t it time you start working with a professional and safe waste management company? If you are a generator of bio hazardous waste anywhere in South Georgia or Florida give our team a call today 855-276-9246 and we’d be happy to partner with you.

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