Stericycle Sued by Customers
Stericycle customers in Utah, other states cry foul in lawsuits Class action »
Customers say medical waste company adds excessive fees.
Some of its customers say medical waste is not the only thing Stericycle Inc. is burning these days.
The Illinois-based waste handler, which operates a controversial incinerator in North Salt Lake, is charging excessive fees without the customers’ consent or even knowledge, according to proposed class-action lawsuits filed in Utah and four other states.
Utah Medical Waste Incinerator Under Fire As Health Concerns Drive Push To Shut Down Facility
Mindy Grover, her first-grade daughter and dozens of other parents and children were running in Foxboro Elementary's 5K race last Friday evening in North Salt Lake, Utah, when thick plumes of black smoke clouded the course.
State regulators already have cited Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake for violating pollution and record-keeping standards, and soon their attention will turn to fines. View full article
The Wainwright Regional Waste to Energy Authority holds an Approval for the
purposes of owning and operating an incinerator for the disposal of solid
municipal, industrial and biomedical wastes. The incinerator is operated by G-M
Pearson Environmental Management Ltd. The Parties contravened the
Approval with late submission of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Annual Air
Emissions Reports; failing to continuously monitor carbon monoxide at the
incinerator baghouse stack; and the release of substances, to wit mercury,
dioxins, and furans, into the environment above the approved limit. Paid 28
December 2012. See ENFORCEMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AND ENHANCEMENT ACT And WATER ACT Compliance Assurance, Operations Division - Alberta Government
GFM Environmental Services will provide in-home collection of sharps and other biohazards. Those who generate sharps and other biohazards in their homes now have in-home collection. Call for information 1-877-877-8844.
Physician employers are legally responsible for the general protection of workers (Regulation, s. 13) when assessing and controlling workplace hazards such as harmful substances. Are you an employer? Alberta legislation defines an employer as anyone who is self-employed or who employs one or more workers.
New and Enhanced Web Presence
GFM Environmental Services is updating, enhancing and renewing it's web presence. Shortly existing and new clients will be greeted with an easy, online way to schedule service calls, review prior services, check disposal records, order and purchase supplies and pay invoices.
In addition clients and visitors will be able to browse through a wide range of useful information from regulators with help
The GFM Environmental Services Team