Schaumburg, 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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Schaumburg, IL Medical Waste Disposal Services

Schaumburg, IL Medical Waste Disposal. We service Illinois for medical waste disposal and all of Schaumburg. 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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Why Do We Need Medical Waste?schaumberg medical waste disposal

Infectious waste such as used needles, soiled linens or items that have come into contact with blood products contain a host of even potentially deadly illnesses which can easily be transmitted if the waste is not handled correctly. For example, a used needle if thrown into your average garbage bag can stick a maintenance worker and infect them with anything from HIV to Hepatitis.
Also, this waste isn’t just taken from your trash cans to a landfill. There are specific sterilization procedures the waste must go through before being transported to a landfill so the infectious material isn’t picked up by animals and so it doesn’t leak into the ground.

Saving You Money Through Innovation

HWM is committed to constantly finding new and improved procedures to save you money. One strategy we use is reusable sharps and medical waste containers. This means we can pick up your waste without adding to the epidemic of plastic waste the Earth faces. We also use intelligent truck routing so when our drivers are picking up your waste they are using the most efficient routes to every stop. This drastically cuts down on the amount of miles driven and of course the amount of emissions and gasoline used.
We also own our own waste disposal facilities. Many companies just take your waste to a third party disposal plant and pay them a fee to dispose your waste which obviously raises costs. Not only that, those companies lose control of your waste after dropping it off at a facility and can’t guarantee the waste is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Schaumburg, 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.

Schaumburg, IL About

Schaumburg is located at 42°01′49″N 88°05′02″W. According to the 2010 census, Schaumburg has a total area of 19.333 square miles, of which 19.22 square miles (or 99.42%) is land and 0.113 square miles (or 0.58%) is water. Its elevation varies between 750 and 830 feet above sea level, with a high point of 850 feet at the intersection of Schaumburg Road and Webster Lane. Schaumburg serves as the headwaters of the West Branch Dupage River, which outflows the southwest extent of the village, draining southward.
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Schaumburg, Illinois Resources

Alexian Brothers Hospital

https://www.amitahealth.org/our-locations/hospitals/amita-health-alexian-brothers-behavioral-health-hospital-hoffman-estates/
1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60194
847-882-1600

Northwest Community Healthcare

https://www.nch.org/
800 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
847-618-1000

Streamwood Healthcare System

https://streamwoodhospital.com
1400 East Irving Park Road
Streamwood, Illinois 60107
630-837-9000

Community Health Nurse

https://www.schaumburgtownship.org/departments/community-health-nurse/
1 Illinois Blvd. Room 102
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
847-285-4551

Schaumburg Township

https://www.schaumburgtownship.org/
1 Illinois Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
(847)-884-0030

Schaumburg, Illinois Urgent Care

https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/il/schaumburg/8734.html
1801 West Golf Road
Schaumburg, Illinois 60194
630-893-5570

Schaumburg, Illinois Interesting Information

Schaumburg is a village in Cook County and DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. It is a northwestern suburb of Chicago and part of the Golden Corridor. Schaumburg is roughly 28 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop and 10 miles northwest of O'Hare International Airport. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 74,227. In 2018 Money magazine ranked the Village of Schaumburg the Best Place to Live in Illinois. In 2017 Money ranked Schaumburg the 9th-best place to live in the United States.

Schaumburg 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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