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How Long Can Medical Waste Be Stored?

December 17, 2020

How Long Can Medical Waste Be Stored? Each state has individual laws for the duration of time for storage of medical waste. The laws are specific to both the type and volume of medical waste for the time allowed to be stored. In some states there are no listed maximum time limit, whereas other states […]

 
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What Medical Waste Can Be Recycled?

What Medical Waste Can Be Recycled? A majority of medical waste that is created is actually not hazardous. WHO (The World Health Organization) has estimated that 85% of medical waste falls into this category. However, even non-hazardous medical waste must comply with specific guidelines and this can make any attempt at recycling rather difficult. This […]

 
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When is Medical Waste Most Hazardous?

When is Medical Waste Most Hazardous? Medical waste is any material that contains infectious or potentially infectious agents. Regulated medical waste is governed by local, state and federal guidelines for handling, storage, and ultimate disposal. The guidelines involve many organizations, training, equipment, and procedures to ensure that medical waste follows compliance. The problems happen when […]

 
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What is Waste Management?

December 10, 2020

What is Waste Management? Healthcare Waste Management is the premier medical waste management disposal company servicing the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.  HWM takes pride by ensuring that all staff are employed by us, that we own all trucks and vehicles as well as company-owned destruction facilities. […]

 
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