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Stericycle Considers Building Medical Waste Incinerator in North Las Vegas

Stericycle Considers Building Medical Waste Incinerator in North Las Vegas

Stericycle says it is pursuing a new hospital infectious medical waste incinerator in the Apex Industrial Park to support the needs of the healthcare community.

Stericycle, an international medical waste company based in Illinois, is looking to construct a waste incinerator on a 7-acre parcel in North Las Vegas’ Apex Industrial Park.

According to a Las Vegas Sun report, Stericycle is moving its facility from Salt Lake City to North Las Vegas. Jennifer Koenig, vice president of corporate communications for Stericycle, said the company is pursuing a new hospital infectious medical waste incinerator in the Apex Industrial Park to support the long-term needs of the healthcare community for safe and compliant medical waste treatment.

“We anticipate breaking ground this year and having the facility fully functional in 2022,” said Koenig. “This facility will replace Stericycle’s current incinerator in North Salt Lake, Utah. The proposed 45,000-square-foot facility would be located on a 7-acre tract of land in the Apex Industrial Park northeast of Las Vegas, would employ approximately 35 employees and would process up to 26,280 tons of medical waste per year."

Las Vegas Sun has more details:

A medical waste disposal company with a shoddy environmental record in Utah is considering moving a waste incinerator from Salt Lake City to North Las Vegas, a spokesperson from the company confirmed.

Stericycle, an international medical waste company based in Illinois, plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot facility on a seven-acre parcel in North Las Vegas’ Apex Industrial Park, south of Apex Sapphire Avenue and southwest of Grand Valley Parkway.

Trash incinerated at the proposed facility would include bloodied and infectious items, regulated, international garbage, confidential medical records and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals, according to documents with the Clark County Department of Air Quality.

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