Springfield, IL Medical
Waste Disposal

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Springfield, IL Medical Waste Disposal Services

Springfield, 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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What is Potentially Infectious Medical Waste?

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency defines potentially infectious medical waste (PIMW) as: “waste generated in connection with the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals; research springfield medical waste disposalpertaining to the provision of medical services; or the provision or testing of biologicals. … All PIMW must be treated to eliminate the infectious potential, and sharps must be treated and either made unrecognizable or packaged properly prior to disposal. PIMW can only be transported by a licensed PIMW hauler to a permitted transfer, storage, or treatment facility. Once PIMW has been treated and the sharps have been packaged properly, it can be placed in a landfill.“

The Largest Employers in Springfield

Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital are actually the second and third largest employers in the city with almost 10,000 employees combined. Memorial Medical Center has 500 beds while St. John’s has 457 total beds. St. John’s is also a teaching hospital for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

When Memorial first opened in 1897 it actually only had 12 beds, eventually growing to 270 beds during the ‘40s and 500 beds today. In 2016 Memorial was awarded American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, the first hospital in the state to receive such an award.

How we Save You Money

HWM is obsessed with saving you money by utilizing the most efficient disposal techniques out there. Unlike many other medical waste disposal companies out there we actually own our own waste processing plants which saves you money and allows us to choose the most environmentally friendly processes available.

We also use state-of-the-art vehicle routing technology in order to ensure our drivers take the most efficient routes when picking up your medical waste. This saves you money by reducing wear and tear on the trucks and reducing the amount of gasoline used.

Springfield, 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.

Springfield, IL About

Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat and largest city of Sangamon County. The city's population was 116,250 at the 2010 U.S. Census, which makes it the state's sixth most-populous city, the second largest outside of the Chicago metropolitan area (after Rockford), and the largest in central Illinois. As of 2018, the city's population was estimated to have decreased to 114,694, with just over 211,700 residents living in the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Sangamon County and the adjacent Menard County.

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Springfield, Illinois Resources

Springfield City Hall

https://www.springfield.il.us
800 E Monroe St # 300
Springfield, Illinois 62701
(217) 789-2000

Springfield Chamber of Commerce

https://www.gscc.org
501 E Capitol Ave Suite A
Springfield, Illinois 62701
(217) 525-1173

Springfield Environmental Council

https://ilenviro.org
520 E Capitol Ave
Springfield, Illinois 62701
(217) 544-5954

HSHS St. John's Hospital

https://www.st-johns.org
800 E Carpenter St
Springfield, Illinois 62769
(217) 544-6464

Memorial Medical Center

https://www.memorialmedical.com
701 N 1st St
Springfield, Illinois 62781
(217) 788-3000

Memorial Services Medical Supply

https://www.memorialhomeservices.com
644 N 2nd St
Springfield, Illinois 62702
(217) 788-4663

Springfield, Illinois Interesting Information

Springfield is at an elevation of 558 feet above sea level. Located within the central section of Illinois, Springfield is 80 miles northeast of St. Louis. The Champaign/Urbana area is to the east, Peoria is to the north, and Bloomington–Normal is to the northeast. Decatur is 40 miles due east.

 

 

Springfield 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.

Regulated Medical Waste: An Overview

July 6, 2020

Regulated Medical Waste: An Overview Medical waste is generated by many types of organizations, including but not limited to hospitals, medical clinics, physician’s offices, veterinary clinics and hospitals, blood banks, dental practices, coroner’s offices, funeral homes, tattoo parlors, laboratories, and medical research facilities. Regulated medical waste (RMW) is a subset of waste types that may […] Read More

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

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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