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3 Tips for Biohazard Waste Disposal: How to Get the Job Done Safely



March 17, 2022



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3 Tips for Biohazard Waste Disposal: How to Get the Job Done Safely

3 Tips for Biohazard Waste Disposal: How to Get the Job Done Safely. Proper disposal of biohazard waste is important to avoid contamination. Biohazardous waste is regulated by federal, state, and local agencies, so there are many factors to consider when looking for a service provider. But no matter what kind of company you choose, they must follow strict guidelines and procedures in order to safely dispose of your biohazardous materials. Here are three tips on selecting an appropriate biohazard waste disposal company.

Biohazardous Waste Disposal

One way to find a biohazard waste disposal company is by searching on the internet. Try terms like ‘biohazard waste disposal’ or ‘Gary, Indiana Biohazard Waste Disposal Company’. There are many companies that offer biohazardous waste disposal services, but there are a lot fewer companies that will handle your waste from start to finish. For example, in Indiana there are only four companies registered to treat your medical waste https://www.in.gov/idem/waste/files/permits_issued_sw_facilities.pdf on this chart if you look under medical waste processor, you can see the four.

You may wonder what do the other companies do if they are not licensed to treat the medical waste, they pickup from you? After all, you are looking for a company to dispose of your medical waste, yet they are not licensed to treat the waste. Seems odd… well in most cases, they pay one of the four companies who own and operate the treatment plants to treat the waste.

It brings up the question, why not just contract with one of the companies that own the treatment plants? That would make good sense, most anything in a ‘for profit’ business gets marked up before selling it, businesses do not sell at cost. So, it stands to reason, having one company handle your biohazard waste from start to finish would provide better service and pricing. 

3 Tips for Choosing a Biohazard Waste Disposal Company

  1. Find a company that owns the treatment plants that will destroy your waste. This is important for a couple of reasons, if the company owns its own treatment plants, they must stay up on current regulations as they are more regulated than a company that simply transports medical waste. There is a good chance you will get a better price if they own the treatment plants because they do not have to pay a third-party to treat your medical waste.
  2. Experience. How long has the company been in business and what is their background in medical waste management? A long history means that they’ve had to deal with all sorts of waste-related problems, which means that they’re probably an experienced company. Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing a reliable medical waste disposal company.
  3. Are they a true service provider? You will want to find out how much of the process the potential medical waste company you are speaking with owns. Do they directly employ the drivers, or are they sub-contracted? Do they directly own the trucks that will come to your facility? Do they own the treatment plants that will treat your medical waste? 

Following the above three tips should give you some solid options when it comes to your biohazard waste disposal needs.

About Healthcare Waste Management

At Healthcare Waste Management, we own the trucks that come to your facility, we employ the drivers that come into your facility, and we own the destruction plants that destroy your waste. By having one company handle your waste from ‘cradle-to-grave’ allows us to bring our customers, the best process, products, and services with significant savings compared to the industry standard pricing.

Our commitment to our customers and the environment doesn’t stop with our cradle-to-grave management of your medical waste. We also use a state-of-the-art reusable container system for medical waste and sharps waste that keeps unnecessary waste from impacting the environment. Our cradle-to-grave management process, reusable medical waste and sharps disposal containers, fuel efficient trucks and intelligent routing are all examples of our commitment to our customers and the environment.

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References

Indiana Department of Environmental Management – Medical Waste Permitted Facilities https://www.in.gov/idem/waste/files/permits_issued_sw_facilities.pdf Accessed March 17, 2022.


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