Compliant and Reliable Regulated Medical Waste Disposal
Medical Waste Pros is your trusted partner in regulated medical waste disposal. In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the proper management and disposal of regulated medical waste are important to ensuring the safety of healthcare professionals, patients, and the environment. We recognize the unique challenges posed by regulated medical waste and offer comprehensive solutions that go beyond mere compliance.
With a commitment to the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility, our services provide peace of mind to healthcare facilities, laboratories, and institutions seeking a reliable and compliant partner for the meticulous handling of regulated medical waste. To prevent the spread of infectious diseases and keep in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, you need to ensure that you select a medical waste disposal company that can help you dispose of your medical waste safely and securely.
Discover a seamless and tailored approach to regulated medical waste disposal with Medical Waste Pros. We will connect you with a local, reputable medical waste disposal company in your area that can help you with regulated medical waste disposal for your company as often as you need it.
Our Regulated Medical Waste Services
Regularly Scheduled Pickups
If you have a significant amount of regulated medical waste to dispose of, our regularly scheduled service allows you to plan for ongoing pickup of medical waste. We schedule a time with your facility and will pick up and dispose of your regulated medical waste based on your schedule, no matter if it’s daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly.
We also offer on-call service for emergencies or facilities that don’t need regulated medical waste pickup regularly (or only have a small amount that needs to be collected periodically). This service is identical to our regularly scheduled service but can be scheduled periodically whenever you need it.
A mail-back system is another safe, secure option to dispose of your medical waste properly. Each system includes all the components required to package your medical waste to be disposed of at a secure facility. Utilizing a mail-back system is an efficient way to collect, return, and dispose of sharps.
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What Are the Different Kinds of Regulated Waste?
Six kinds of medical waste are usually regulated at the state level and need to be handled, managed, and disposed of properly based on OSHA regulations, State mandates, and the personal safety of your employees, patients, and customers.
Pathological waste includes all human anatomical wastes, tissues, organs, or body parts that are intended to be disposed of, regardless of what medical procedure was performed.
Human Blood and Blood Products
This category includes any type of blood disposal (including serum, plasma, and other components) and human body fluids, including any bodily fluids that are visually contaminated with blood or fluids where it might be difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids and blood.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents
Also known as microbiological waste, this type of waste generally originates from clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious agents. It could include specimens from medical and pathology laboratories, culture dishes, devices used to transfer, inoculate, and mix, or discarded live and attenuated vaccines.
Sharps waste includes any item that can induce subdermal inoculation of infectious agents that can easily penetrate the skin, puncture waste bags, and cardboard boxes that were used in medical, research, or industrial laboratories on animals or humans.
Isolation wastes are any type of waste that has potentially been contaminated with a highly communicable disease. It’s usually generated by hospitalized patients or animals isolated to protect others from communicable diseases.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts and Bedding
From animals intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, biological production, or in vivo pharmaceutical testing.
How Does a Regulated Medical Waste Service Work?
- Contact Medical Waste Pros at (888) 755-6370, fill out the form, or use the live chat to connect to one of our medical waste disposal experts.
Tell us about your medical waste disposal project with details like the type of medical waste you have and how much.
We will connect you to safe and reliable medical waste disposal companies in your area equipped to handle your specific needs. They will send you free quotes on your project.
Choose the provider that best meets your needs and budget. You will then connect with the provider you choose and set up your disposal services, whether it’s one-time, recurring, or mail-back.
Your service provider will come to pick up your regulated medical waste and properly dispose of it at their secure facility.
Why You Should Properly Dispose of Your Regulated Medical Waste
Keep in Compliance
Adhering to strict regulations governing the disposal of regulated medical waste is essential for healthcare facilities. Compliance ensures legal adherence to local, state, and federal guidelines, minimizing the risk of penalties and legal consequences.
Public and Environmental Safety
Rigorous disposal practices for regulated medical waste contribute to the protection of public and environmental health. By preventing the release of hazardous substances, such as infectious materials and sharps, into the environment, these practices safeguard communities and ecosystems.
Reduce the Risk of Infections
Proper regulated medical waste disposal methods mitigate the risk of infections and the spread of diseases. Healthcare professionals and support staff benefit from a safer workplace, minimizing the potential for exposure to infectious agents and enhancing overall occupational safety.
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Regulated Medical Waste FAQs
What is regulated medical waste?
Several things are categorically defined as regulated waste, including:
Items saturated with blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (or OPIM)
Containers, catheters, or tubes containing blood, blood products or OPIM
Dialyzers and tubing
Microbiology specimens, used culture plates, tubes, bottles, and devices
Blood spill clean-up materials
Needles and syringes, scalpel blades, lancets
Glass pipettes, slides, and tubes
Staples and wires (Cardio-catheter wires)
Disposable suture sets biopsy forceps and more
What other types of waste do you handle?
How much does a service cost?
The price of your regulated medical waste disposal service will depend on the method you choose, the type of waste you have, the amount of waste you have, and other factors. When you contact us with the details of your project, our service providers will send you accurate price quotes for your specific needs.
Does Medical Waste Pros use safe medical waste disposal methods?
Yes, all of our service providers follow all state and federal regulations when it comes to disposing of medical waste. They use methods such as autoclaving, chemical treatments, and EPA-approved incineration.
Can I just throw my medical waste away?
No, you can’t throw away medical waste. There are state and federal laws, including OSHA, FDA, DOT, and the EPA, that regulate how to dispose of medical waste. These regulations were put in place for your safety, in terms of the environment and health effects of improper disposal.