Charlotte Regulated Medical Waste Disposal
Medical Waste Pros Charlotte has a network of contractors in Mecklenburg County who help local businesses comply with medical waste disposal laws. Hospitals, research laboratories, clinics and more need to responsibly dispose of their medical waste, and our partners offer comprehensive assistance.
Regulated medical waste is a broad term encompassing a variety of materials. Many organizations produce this kind of waste. Here are a few examples of regulated medical waste items:
- Needles and syringes
- Glass pipettes, slides, and tubes
- Broken glass
- Scalpel blades and lancets
- Items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
- Surgical specimens
- Dialyzers and tubing
- Disposable suture sets and biopsy forceps
- Microbiology specimens
- Containers, catheters, or tubes containing blood, blood products, or OPIM
- Blood spill clean-up materials
- Used culture plates, tubes, bottles, and devices
- Staples and wires (cardio-catheter wires)
Regulated medical waste laws come from state and local authorities, so contact them for specifics on how to handle regulated medical waste. OSHA has created helpful guidelines for how to handle blood borne pathogens on the job that every regulated medical waste producer should follow.
To simplify regulated medical waste, 6 categories have been created:
Contaminated Sharps – items that can cut, slice, or prick the skin and induce subdermal inoculation. These items have been used in research or medical procedures and are contaminated with infectious agents.
Pathological Waste – Also known as biological waste, this includes human tissues, organs, anatomical wastes, and body parts.
Isolation Waste – Waste that has been potentially contaminated with a highly communicable disease, it is usually generated from humans or animals that have been isolated to prevent the spread of their disease.
Culture and Stocks of Infectious Agents – Known as microbiological waste, this includes waste from clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious agents.
Human Blood and Blood Products – Blood disposal (including plasma, serum, and other components) and any bodily fluids that are visually or even potentially contaminated with blood.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding – Waste from animals intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, in vivo pharmaceuticals testing, or biologicals production.
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Charlotte
Regulated medical waste disposal service providers help businesses across Charlotte keep their offices safe. We can get you free quotes on whatever service you need—regularly scheduled, mailback kits, one-time pickups and more.
Here’s how the process works:
- You fill out the form on the right or call us at (704) 461-1109. We will get information about the service options you are looking for.
- Our Charlotte-based contractors will write free quotes for their services based on the information you provided.
- You will receive several free quotes—choose the one that best fits your budget and service needs.
Our partners will help you choose the right containers for you waste and set you up on a system that works for you. Get free quotes today!
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Today
Regulated medical waste must be handled with care. To prevent accidents and avoid fines, partner with a medical waste disposal company. They are experts on medical waste removal—they use the safest containers and know the best-practices of the industry. With their help, you can reduce your liability and increase office safety.
To find a service match in your area, call us at (704) 461-1109 or fill out the form on the right. We will send you several quoted options from nearby waste removal companies so you can select the best service for your business.