Chicago, IL Medical
Waste Disposal

We save you Money by owning our own treatment plants, trucks, & employing our own drivers, from cradle-to-grave we own your medical waste!

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Chicago, IL Medical Waste Disposal Services

Chicago, IL Medical Waste Disposal. We service Illinois for medical waste disposal and all of Chicago. We save you money by owning the process from start to finish. Our Drivers, Our Trucks and Our Medical Waste Disposal treatment plants. From large national hospitals to the community doctors' office, we can handle your needs.

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Medical Waste Disposal

We specialize in the removal of infectious waste from your hospital, medical office or private practice.

Contact Healthcare Waste Management Today to find out how we save you Money for medical waste disposal.

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Compliance Training

Bloodborne pathogens training, Exposure control plans, Required training, Supplies and More.

Healthcare Waste Management is here to answer all of your questions about the training required by your facility.

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Sharps Container Disposal

Healthcare Waste Management is the perfect partner to help with your sharps disposal needs. 

No customer is too big or small for us to help with your safe disposal of needles and sharps. Contact Us Today!

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RCRA & Pharma Waste

Pharmaceutical waste disposal is becoming one of the most important aspects of environmental services.

Healthcare Waste Management can help your facility manage all of your RCRA and pharmaceutical waste. Call Today. 

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Document Destruction

To stay within compliance of the increased government regulations, we provide secure paper shredding for your facility or business. 

Our drivers come to your location to set you up with secure locking cabinets or large document carts for safe storage until removal.

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Biohazard Supplies

From Biohazard Boxes & Bins to our replacement sharps container program. We have everything you need. 

In an effort to help our customers better utilize their time, we offer direct supplies delivery at the same time as scheduled services.

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Healthcare Waste Management, Inc. services all of Illinois for medical waste and potentially infectious medical waste. Call us today for your medical waste disposal needs. We service large and small quantity generators of medical waste.

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Healthcare in the City (Chicago)

Chicago is among the leading cities in the world when it comes to health care of all types. There are more than 5 hospitals in the Medical District alone, including Rush University, UofI Medical Center along with others. In fact, two of the best medical universities in the country are in Chicago, Northwestern and University of Chicago's medical chicago medical waste disposalschool along with the second largest medical school in the country. With so much variety among the top level hospitals in the world you can't go wrong getting any type of healthcare in Chicago.

What Is A Hauler?

When talking about the different types of medical waste disposal companies it is very important to know what a hauler is. A hauler is a company that just transports your waste and doesn't actually dispose of it themselves. These companies take your waste to a third party disposal center, pay them a fee to dispose of your waste, and then turn around and charge you for it all. You can imagine the problems this can cause and the prices they have to charge.

HWM is not a hauler. We own our disposal centers, we own the trucks, we hire our own drivers, we have complete control of your waste from start to finish. This not only allows us to provide the highest quality service from beginning to end but also saves you money on your medical waste.

Saving the Environment

We at HWM believe in lessening our impact on the environment and to do this we use a few different methods. One, we utilize state of the art truck routing. This allows us to choose the most efficient routes for our drivers minimizing the amount of miles they have to drive and the amount of gasoline they have to use. Two, we have reusable sharps and biohazardous waste disposal containers which drastically cuts down on the amount of plastic waste we generate.

 

Chicago, IL Benefits of Using Healthcare Waste Management Services

As the name suggest we are a complete management team of your healthcare medical, biohazard, sharps and other wastes that is regulated. From pickup to destruction, we are the only company that handles your waste.

  1. We own the waste from pickup to destruction, no middleman, means no hidden cost.
  2. Our state-of-the-art processing plants ensure the waste is disposed of as quickly and effectively as possible, with minimum impact to the environment.
  3. With us it is our drivers, our trucks, our processing plants and our insurance. You can imagine the insurance one must have when they own their own processing plants.

Chicago, IL About

Chicago is located in northeastern Illinois on the southwestern shores of freshwater Lake Michigan. It is the principal city in the Chicago metropolitan area, situated in both the Midwestern United States and the Great Lakes region. The city rests on a continental divide at the site of the Chicago Portage, connecting the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes watersheds. In addition to it lying beside Lake Michigan, two rivers—the Chicago River in downtown and the Calumet River in the industrial far South Side—flow either entirely or partially through the city.

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Chicago, Illinois Resources

Chicago City Hall

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en.html
121 N LaSalle St
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 744-5000

Chicago Chamber of Commerce

https://www.ilchamber.org/
300 S Wacker Dr # 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 983-7100

Chicago County Health Department

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdph.html
333 S State St #200
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(312) 747-9884

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

https://www.mercy-chicago.org/
2525 Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(312) 567-2000

Weiss Memorial Hospital

https://www.weisshospital.com/
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60640
(773) 878-8700

Healthcare Waste Management

https://www.hwmusa.com/
700 E 107th St
Chicago, Illinois 60628
888-427-5797

Chicago, Illinois Interesting Information

Chicago is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most-populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994, it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second-most-populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan area is the third most populous in the United States.

 

 

Chicago Medical Waste FAQ and Related Searches

What is Medical Waste?

Medical waste is healthcare trash that contains infectious or potentially infectious items. It can come from hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary offices, dental clinics, research facilities, or medical laboratories. It can contain blood or other bodily fluids, or it can appear benign, like gloves or gowns.

According to the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, it’s defined as any waste created during treatment, testing, immunization, research, or diagnosis of human beings and animals. Examples include sharps like scalpels or needles, tissue, fluids, glassware, swabs, culture dishes, or bandages.

 

What are some Examples of Medical Waste?
  • Expired vaccines
  • Tissue from humans or animals
  • Gowns, gloves, or gauze that may have blood on them
  • Waste from rooms of patients with infectious diseases
  • Needles, scalpels, and broken glass used in procedures
  • Laboratory cultures, stocks, and contaminated culture paraphernalia
  • Bedding from infected animals 
What are the types of medical waste?

The WHO identifies the 8 categories of medical waste as:

  • Infectious waste
  • Sharps waste
  • Pathological waste
  • Chemical waste
  • Cytotoxic waste
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Nonhazardous general waste

Those types cover all the potential varieties and sources of regulated and non-regulated healthcare waste.

Who generates medical waste?

You know hospitals and doctor’s offices create medical waste. But blood banks, dental clinics, and urgent care clinics create it too. Pharmacies, veterinary clinics, medical testing labs, research labs, nursing homes, hotels where patients stay, and funeral homes also create regulated waste.

Even an office building can generate biohazardous waste. Why? Because if someone gets a nosebleed at work and uses a tissue to stop it, they’ve created regulated waste. There was a hotel in Boston, next door to Mass General Hospital, was fined twice for medical waste violations from hotel guests.

COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019 Frequently asked Questions

March 10, 2020

Coronavirus 2019 COVID-19 Frequently asked Questions   Links: • https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/ • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html • https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/background/medicalwaste.html • https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/index.html Medical Waste Disposal Coronavirus & Medical Waste Caveat: Information on COVID-19 is still developing, therefore, these FAQs are subject to change. Information and Article provided by Healthcare Waste Institute      

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Medical Waste Disposal

April 10, 2017

Medical waste, when improperly treated and disposed of, is potentially harmful to others and to the environment. Medical waste is generated in a number of ways but usually as a result of the treatment, immunization, or care of humans or animals. Due to treatment, waste is generated, and that waste could be potentially dangerous or […] Read More

Handling Containers

August 17, 2015

A huge part of the medical waste disposal industry is the handling, transportation, and use of medical waste containers.  From sharps that have been exposed to pathogens such as HIV or HBV, to bio hazardous materials, containers will hold a variety of different wastes holding risks that can be limited with proper handling.  Healthcare Waste […] Read More

Best Practices in the Medical Waste Disposal Industry

August 11, 2015

If your healthcare practice has medical waste, the law says it’s up to you to figure out how to best dispose of it.  Making sure to exercise proper disposal is a choice that reflects positively on the environment as well as the integrity of your company.  Follow these best practices to safely and efficiently dispose […] Read More

Why Reusable Sharps Containers?

July 27, 2015

In the medical waste disposal industry, containers play a large part in what we do.  They are the thin layer of separation between us and the contaminated contents that we work with and ultimately dispose of.  That being said, it is our goal to make that thin layer of separation as impenetrable and safe as […] Read More

Avoiding Risk: Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare Community

July 21, 2015

Working in the healthcare community has its risks, one being the exposure to bloodborne pathogens.  Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans.  These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  These are serious infections with even more serious […] Read More

Medical Waste Generation

July 6, 2015

Healthcare Waste Management disposes of medical waste for many different types of facilities.  From hospitals, to dentists, to funeral homes, we deal with different types of waste from a variety of sources.  But just how much medical waste is there?  And where is it coming from? As of 2013, there were approximately one million hospital […] Read More

The Obscurity of Medical Waste in America

June 29, 2015

When it comes to state and federal regulations, things are a bit hazy in labeling a substance as medical waste.  In fact, different terms such as “hospital waste,” “biomedical waste,” and “infectious waste” consistently appear in state and federal laws and guidelines, yet there is currently no set test to determine when a solid waste […] Read More

History of the Medical Waste Tracking Act

June 15, 2015

Proper disposal of bio-medical waste is something Healthcare Waste Management takes very seriously, meeting and exceeding industry regulations and constantly working to make the process as safe and efficient as possible.  Unfortunately not everybody does or has done the same. In 1988, Congress enacted the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, a United States federal […] Read More

Medical Waste Disposal Service Area

Illinois is our second home, to our corporate headquarters, Healthcare Waste Management services the entire state of Illinois including the following cities: Chicago, Rockford, Round Lake Beach, Peoria, Aurora, Springfield, Champaign, Joliet, Naperville, Bloomington, Elgin, Decatur, Waukegan, Cicero, Alton, Kankakee, Arlington Heights, Bolingbrook, Evanston, Schaumburg.

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