Medical Waste Pros in Fort Collins has a network of companies in Colorado specializing in the transport and removal of regulated waste for medical practices, clinics, hospitals, and more. Regulated medical waste must be handled differently than other types of medical waste, so it is essential to know what items to look for when disposing of this type of waste.
Regulated medical waste can be divided into six main categories:
Pathological waste is human anatomical wastes, organs, tissues, or body parts.
Sharps are any item that can easily penetrate the skin, waste bags, or cardboard boxes and induce subdermal inoculation of infectious agents. These items must have been used in medical, research, or industrial laboratories on animals or humans to qualify as regulated medical waste.
Let’s clarify the definition further. The box knife blade a shipping clerk throws away when it is dull is not regulated medical waste but is still a sharp, requiring sharp disposal. If there is ever a doubt about whether a sharp is regulated or not, err on the side of discretion and assume it is.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents
Cultures or stocks of infectious agents are also known as microbiological waste. Clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious diseases are the typical generators of microbiological waste.
Isolation waste is waste potentially contaminated with a highly communicable disease. Typically, hospitalized patients or animals isolated to protect others from a highly contagious disease produce this waste.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding
This type of waste comes from in vitro pharmaceutical testing, animals intentionally exposed to pathogens in research or biological production.
Human Blood and Blood Products
These are any blood products or components, including serum and plasma or bodily fluids visibly contaminated with blood. This can also include fluids where it might be challenging to differentiate between bodily fluids and blood.
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Fort Collins, CO
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Here’s how our process works:
- Fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (970) 232-2944. We’ll connect you with a local provider in Fort Collins at no charge to you in minutes.
- Once you contact us, we’ll provide your request to the providers that service your medical waste needs, and they’ll contact you with a no-obligation quote for your service.
- Gather the quotes provided for your customized service and choose the contractor that best fits the services and frequency you require.
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There are severe regulatory fines and serious medical dangers for improper disposal of regulated medical waste. Get connected with a medical waste disposal company that can help keep your community safe and prevent the spread of infectious diseases by helping you stay in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Our network of professionals will help you choose the proper containers, the right pick-up schedule, and the best overall system for your regulated medical waste disposal needs. To get free quotes on regulated medical waste disposal, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (970) 232-2944.