Waukegan, IL Medical
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Waukegan, IL Medical Waste Disposal Services

Waukegan, IL Medical Waste Disposal. We service Illinois for medical waste disposal and all of Waukegan. 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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The Dangers Of Medical Waste

If a needle isn’t properly disposed of a maintenance worker could press down on a garbage container to compress it and be stuck with a needle containing any number of possible blood borne pathogens. If the needle or otherwaukegan medical waste disposal sharps was properly disposed a simple latex glove would be enough to protect the member of the janitorial staff from infectious diseases. This is only one example of what could go wrong if medical waste isn’t placed in the proper containers.

Possibly more dangerous is the possibility of untreated medical waste being put in an everyday landfill. This can not only infect the waste management workers in the area it can also infect the local animals who frequent these landfills!

Are You Paying Too Much?

Do you know if your medical waste disposal company owns their own trucks? Do they employ their haulers? Do they own their own waste disposal plant? Not having ownership of every step of the process simply raises prices and lowers the quality of service they can provide. HWM has complete control over every step in the chain and we love to be able to provide the highest quality service at the lowest prices.

One thing we find crucial is using multi-use waste containers. These containers cut down on costs because we do not have to continuously be throwing away and purchasing new containers. As we all know plastic is filling our oceans and landfills and we are glad to lower our contribution to this problem.

Waukegan, 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.

Waukegan, IL About

Waukegan is located at 42°22′13″N 87°52′16″W. Waukegan is on the shore of Lake Michigan, about 11 miles south of the border with Wisconsin and 37 miles north of downtown Chicago, at an elevation of about 650 feet above sea level. According to the 2010 census, Waukegan has a total area of 24.50 square miles, of which 24.26 square miles are land and 0.24 square miles, or 0.99%, are water
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Waukegan, Illinois Resources

Waukegan City Hall

https://www.waukeganil.gov/
100 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 599-2500

Chamber of Commerce

https://www.waukeganchamber.org/
100 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave Suite 104
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 623-6800

Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center

https://www.lakecountyil.gov/148/Health-Department-Community-Health-Cente
3010 Grand Ave
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 377-8000

Lake Behavioral Hospital

https://www.lakebehavioralhospital.com/
2615 Washington St
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(855) 990-1900

Grand Avenue Health Center

https://www.lakecountyil.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Grand-Avenue-Health-Center-8
3010 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 377-8180

Medline Industries Medical Supplies

https://www.medline.com/
1160 S Northpoint Blvd
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(800) 633-5463

Waukegan, Illinois Interesting Information

Waukegan is the largest city in and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States. An industrial suburb of Chicago, the city is located in the northern sector of the Chicago metropolitan area, situated approximately 35 miles north of Downtown Chicago and 23 miles northeast of O'Hare Airport. As of the 2010 census, the population of Waukegan was 89,078, and in 2018 the estimated population was 86,792, which makes it the ninth most populous city in Illinois. Waukegan is a predominantly working-class community, with a sizeable middle-class population.

Waukegan 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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