Joliet, IL Medical
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Joliet, IL Medical Waste Disposal Services

Joliet, IL Medical Waste Disposal. We service Illinois for medical waste disposal and all of Joliet. 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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Hospitals of Joliet

There is actually only one hospital in Joliet, AMITA Health Saint Joseph on North Madison St. AMITA Health has 480 beds available along with a highly acredited heart care and surgery program and some of the nation’s finest cancer centers. There is also the neurological care center which treats things such as strokes, epilepsy, head trauma and more.joliet medical waste disposal
For uninsured low income people you can check out one of Joliet’s free clinics like the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic on East Cass Street who provides medical and dental care for no cost. The physicians and nurses at the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic are actually volunteers and partner hospitals provide testing services and more.

Why Is Medical Waste Needed?

Medical waste, which is broadly waste that has been in contact with bodily fluids and other infectious materials, is dangerous for a few reasons. One, medical waste or loose sharps in normal garbage bins would be incredibly dangerous for the cleaning staff. Accidentally being pricked by a needle or touching infected blood waste puts people at risk for diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis.
Two, throwing untreated medical waste into landfills can actually harm the wildlife around the landfill. Sometimes animals like birds will take things from the landfill, and if they take infected medical waste they can get sick or they can transfer the illness to other animals or even humans.

What Is A Hauler?

A hauler is a company that just transports your waste, they don’t destroy it themselves. As you can imagine this raises their prices and doesn’t give them as much control.
HWM owns our disposal facilities. This allows us to not only save you money, but to choose the most environmentally friendly disposal processes available.

Joliet, 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.

Joliet, IL About

According to the 2010 census, Joliet has a total area of 62.768 square miles, of which 62.11 square miles (or 98.95%) is land and 0.658 square miles (or 1.05%) is water. It has a sprawling, irregular shape that extends into nine different townships, more than any other Illinois city. They are: Joliet, Plainfield, Troy, New Lenox, Jackson, Channahon, and Lockport in Will County, and Na-Au-Say and Seward in Kendall County. Joliet is a Des Plaines River town, with the downtown located in the river valley.

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Joliet, Illinois Resources

Joliet City Hall

https://www.joliet.gov/
150 W Jefferson St
Joliet, Illinois 60432
(815) 724-4000

Joliet Chamber of Commerce

https://jolietchamber.com/
63 N Chicago St
Joliet, Illinois 60432
(815) 727-5371

Will County Health Department

https://willcountyhealth.org/chc/
1106 Neal Ave
Joliet, Illinois 60433
(815) 727-8670

AMITA Health Saint Joseph

https://www.amitahealth.org/our-locations/hospitals/amita-health-saint-joseph-medical-center-joliet/
333 North Madison St
Joliet, Illinois 60433
(815) 727-8670

Will-Grundy Medical Clinic

https://www.weisshospital.com/
333 Madison St #150
Joliet, Illinois 60435
(877) 692-8686

Kramer Medical Supplies

https://www.kramerdme.com/
3077 W Jefferson St #214
Joliet, Illinois 60435
(815) 773-9028

Joliet, Illinois Interesting Information

Joliet is a city in Will and Kendall counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 30 miles southwest of Chicago. It is the county seat of Will County and a major part of the southwest Chicago metropolitan area. At the 2010 census, the city was the fourth largest in Illinois, with a population of 147,433. A population estimate in 2018 put Joliet's population at 150,495, which would make it the 3rd largest city in Illinois if accurate.

Joliet 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.

Treating Infectious Waste

June 25, 2020

Treating Infectious Waste There are specific methods designed to treat infectious waste so that the contents are no longer a threat to people, the community, animals, or the environment. The guidelines set up for each type of infectious waste involve safety protocols for storage types and safe elimination of anything that may be considered to […] Read More

Infectious Waste Disposal

June 25, 2020

Infectious Waste Disposal Infectious waste contains contaminants that can be infectious to humans and each type has specific local, state, and federal guidelines for proper treatment and disposal. The laws that are established on the local level may be in addition to the standard state and federals laws. Guidelines have been established to protect people, […] Read More

Infectious Waste – an overview

June 22, 2020

Infectious Waste – an overview Infectious waste is mostly found in industries that are health-related, however there are a number of other industries that can have infectious waste. Some of these facilities include, but are not limited to tattoo parlors, autopsy locations, funeral homes, experimental and research labs, university cadaver facilities, and veterinarians.  Any location […] Read More

Proper Medical Waste Packaging, Including Sharps

June 18, 2020

Proper Medical Waste Packaging It’s critical to know that beyond federal requirements for medical waste packaging, there may also be local and state laws that are required for compliance. Knowing all guidelines is important for safety as well as to avoid any financial fines. The organization that generates medical waste of all types is responsible […] Read More

Sharps Management Best Practices

June 17, 2020

Sharps Medical Waste Best Practices Sharps are a special category within medical waste classification and are especially hazardous due to the potential risks for injury which can spread infectious diseases. Sharps are any item used in a facility that can penetrate the skin including, but not limited to hypodermic needles, syringes, blades, lancets, auto-injectors, knives, […] Read More

The Journey Medical Waste Takes

June 15, 2020

The Journey Medical Waste Takes Medical waste is defined on many levels and the packaging, care, storage, and disposal is referred to as “cradle-to-grave.” This means that everyone, at every step, is required to comply with state and federal laws for each type of medical waste, and each type has specific guidelines. The facility that […] Read More

A Medical Waste Disposal Company Picks Up My Waste, What Happens Next?

June 11, 2020

What Happens after a Medical Waste Disposal Company Picks Up My Waste? If your organization generates medical waste, you are responsible for ensuring that the medical waste is disposed of in proper and legal methods. Known as “cradle-to-grave,” the accountability doesn’t end when you have a waste management company pick up the waste. This level […] Read More

Medical Waste Disposal Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 10, 2020

Medical Waste Disposal Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges across the board for the protection against transmission and infection of the virus. While healthcare regulations have long been strict, we are finding that the pandemic has thrown the modern world into almost uncharted territory. Some of the best practices that […] Read More

Medical Waste Disposal and Dangerous Viruses

June 5, 2020

Medical Waste Disposal & Dangerous Viruses Medical waste is created in a variety of organizations, including tattoo parlors, dental practices, veterinary clinics/hospitals, blood banks, pharmacies, health care facilities, autopsy, funeral homes, and medical laboratories and research facilities. This form of medical waste in healthcare can be contaminated by body fluids, blood, and potentially infectious materials. […] Read More

Guide to Healthcare Waste Segregation

June 3, 2020

A Facility’s Guide to Healthcare Waste Segregation There are many different types of medical waste that is generated in the healthcare environment, and critical protocols have been established to protect patients, healthcare providers, the community and the environment. The guidelines established by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliment those that have been established by […] 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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