Looking to recycle healthcare plastics at your hospital? Not sure how to get started? Already in progress but looking for ways to improve? This guide is for you.


HospiCycle was developed to help hospitals successfully integrate recycling practices into a patient care setting, and better understand the economic, regulatory, resourcing, and infrastructure nuances that come with it.


Through a step-by-step approach, this guide is intended to help hospitals navigate the process of activating a plastics recycling program from initial planning and business decisions through program implementation and improvement considerations.


No matter where you are in the process, there is a tool to support your organization. Use the guide below to determine where you should start, or find a complete overview here.​​

Once you've got your program up and running, we'd love to hear from you! Please submit your feedback and suggestions, or contact us if you would like to be featured in an HPRC case study.

The HospiCycle Toolbox

Before you begin implementing a healthcare plastics recycling program, there are several considerations that should be evaluated and implemented, including hospital readiness, executive support, financial considerations, and finding a recycling partner. Tools in this section help you do just that.

Once you have identified a recycler, determined which materials may be recycled in the local market, and confirmed your hospital’s commitment to sustainability and readiness, it is time to develop your healthcare plastics recycling program. Tools within this section help you set up your program, assess space requirements, workflow and equipment needs, and check regulatory requirements.

Are you ready to implement your healthcare plastics recycling program? The following tools provide guidance for running the program, measuring progress and success, tracking the program economics, and establishing a communication plan to share results with your colleagues and other interested stakeholders.