About Medical Waste Pros

Medical Waste Pros is here to help connect you with a reliable, compliant, reputable medical waste disposal company in your area. We strive to be a one-stop solution to help you find a provider that has the experience and understanding of your business to ensure you’re always within the law and protecting your employees, patients, and the environment.

We have put together a nationwide network of medical waste disposal companies that can provide you with turnkey solutions for your facility no matter what industry you’re in or what regulations you need to adhere to on a national, state, or local level.

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Why Choose Medical Waste Pros?


One of our amazing representatives from our team based in Lakewood, Colorado can match you with quotes for your unique project in just a few minutes. Our service representatives have been helping businesses with expert sourcing decisions since 2001, and we understand that while the internet is supposed to make decisions easier, it often makes things more confusing. Let Medical Waste Pros help you reduce the time and steps it takes to find a provider that can do exactly what you require. If you tell us what you’re looking for we’ll make sure to find the right company to help you out.


Medical Waste Pros has experience with all types and sizes of medical waste disposal project. Whether it’s matching a small tattoo shop with an annual sharps pick up service, a large healthcare clinic with a comprehensive weekly disposal solution, or a home with one-time drop off, our experts are ready to help


Medical Waste Pros is connected to a vast network of medical waste disposal providers. We have available services all over the US and Canada. Since we have access to thousands of vetted providers, we can find you the most affordable option near you. Skip the hassle of calling around – trust our team to get you connected.

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Sectors We Serve

Medical Waste Pros is proud to serve healthcare practices, businesses, and homes across the US and Canada.

History of Medical Waste Pros

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1977 – TRI-R Systems was founded by David Powelson as a limited partnership to engage in recycling of paper, aluminum cans, and metal. At that time one-stop recycling was revolutionary.

Scrap metal, waste paper, and containers were all recycled through different entities. Even the word, recycling had not yet been printed in dictionaries and it was not a category in the Yellow Pages.

1980 – Document management for confidential records started as a service to help companies comply with privacy requirements.

1994 – DataGuard USA was formed when it became clear that document management was an extension of corporate security and required a higher level of oversight than our existing recycling customers.

1999 – The first Shred Nations website is launched to help customers across North America.

2003 – Shred Nations was registered as a trade name. Regional and local providers joined the Shred Nations network to offer secure document management services across North America. Steven Hastert assumes the role of President of the company.

2006 – Scanning and Records Storage services offered through Record Nations.

2013 – Shred Nations serves document management customer 200,000. Opens network of drop off shredding locations to better serve homes with limited volumes to shred.

2016 – The Medical Waste Pros brand is launched and begins to serve customers seeking secure medical waste disposal solutions.

2024 – Over 1,000 locations exist in partnership with Medical Waste Pros in the US and Canada.

2024 – A new brand was launched, ShredTronics, to offer electronics destruction and recycling to residents and businesses nationwide.

Meet Our CEO

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Melinda is a leader with 30+ years’ of experience building strong teams, developing innovative technologies, and executing growth strategies for our business. She is responsible for ensuring our clients’ success and creating a rewarding place to work for our employees. Melinda enjoys collaborating with forward-thinking individuals who want to build win-win partnerships.

Melinda joined in 2004. Prior to that, she founded o2 Group, one of the first web development agencies in Colorado. It was there that she learned the power of the internet and how it could be used to make business much more efficient.

Outside of work, Melinda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel and relax in the Colorado mountains.

Get Free, No-obligation Quotes on Medical Waste Services

Medical Waste Pros can help you find a reliable local medical waste service provider for sharps disposal, regulated wastes, biohazard disposal, and more. To get started, fill out the form or give us a call at (888) 755-6370. Within minutes, we’ll get you free, no-obligation quotes within minutes!