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Biohazard Waste Disposal: Tips to Reduce Cost



December 28, 2021



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Biohazard Waste Disposal: Tips to Reduce Cost

Biohazard Waste Disposal: Tips to Reduce Cost. Biohazard waste disposal must follow state specific guidelines. These guidelines are there to ensure safety for people and the environment. When it comes to disposing of biohazard waste, you have a few different options.

Have you ever wondered how much money you’re spending on disposing of your biohazard waste? If so, then this article is for you! Here are some tips to help reduce cost when it comes to these services.

What is biohazard waste?

Biohazardous waste, also called infectious waste (such as blood, body fluids, and human cell lines), is waste contaminated with potentially infectious agents or other materials that are deemed a threat to public health or the environment.

How Much Does It Cost to Dispose of Biohazard Waste?

There are a few factors a biohazard waste disposal company must consider before providing a quote for your biohazard waste disposal service.

  1. Location
  2. The reason location plays a big factor in your medical waste disposal cost is.
  3. Drivers Time
  4. Fuel Cost
  5. Transportation Cost, mileage, maintenance, wear, and tear
  6. Usually, the further you are from a major metropolitan area, the more your service will cost.

Tips for Reducing Biohazard Waste Disposal Cost

  1. If you have other companies in the same building or near you that need medical waste disposal, you can often save money by using the same service provider.
  2. Consider less frequent, or more frequent service. If you are getting weekly service for one box, ask what the price would be for four boxes once a month.
  3. Properly segregating biohazardous waste, the wrong waste type in the wrong container could potentially lead to fines and other legal troubles. Putting regular waste in a biohazardous waste bin is unnecessary and will increase cost. Proper segregation is a must for all generators of medical waste.
  4. Bundle services, if your facility needs biohazardous waste disposal services, shredding services, and has compliance training needs ask what the cost would be if you bundled services with one company.   

At Healthcare Waste Management, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide free quotes over the phone.

Here, 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. We do this while reducing our client’s impact on the environment which is a true win-win. Best processes, pricing and practices is what we built our company on.


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