BRONX, N.Y., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniels Sharpsmart Inc., the world's largest provider of reusable systems for sharps disposal, has acquired the Bronx medical waste facility from Stericycle making Daniels the second largest medical waste disposal company in North America.
Daniels' acquisition of the Bronx facility, its 14th in the United States, significantly expands Daniels' capabilities throughout the East Coast as well as its footprint in North America.
Located at 1281 Viele Ave., Daniels' Bronx facility will give hospitals and other medical and dental facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island a safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to Stericycle for medical waste and sharps disposal service.
"We're evolving and expanding our services to meet the demands of the $2 billion- plus U.S. medical waste disposal market," said David Skinner, vice president of Daniels Sharpsmart. "The New York facility alone has the potential to serve the Northeast region, which provides more than 150,000 hospital beds. Daniels Sharpsmart also has developed the transportation and treatment infrastructure to provide efficient, cost effective service to customers in this region."
The Department of Justice required Stericycle to divest the Bronx facility to Daniels to remedy the loss of competition resulting from Stericycle's acquisition of Healthcare Waste Solutions (HWS). Under the Department of Justice Consent Order, Stericycle must notify HWS customers served by the Bronx facility that they have the right to end their existing contracts without penalty within 90 days of receiving the notice.
Daniels' Bronx facility provides a fully integrated and technologically advanced system that ensures safe, cost effective and regulatory compliant disposal of medical, sha