Gary, IN Medical
Waste Disposal

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Gary Medical Waste Disposal Services

Gary Medical Waste Disposal. In Gary and all of Indiana, Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services. Including Infectious Waste Disposal, Biohazardous waste disposal, sharps container disposal and secure document shredding. Contact us today for a quick, hassle free, customized quote to fit 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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Indiana is where Healthcare Waste Managements' corporate headquarters are located and Indiana is home to one of our  medical waste disposal processing plants. We are proud to call Indiana home.

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gary medical waste disposalHospitals in Gary

Gary Indiana is unique in its production of medical waste as there are only two hospitals in all of Gary, Methodist Hospitals main campus and their sister campus in Midlake. Also, by law, Methodist Hospitals cannot leave Gary. In the 70s Methodist attempted to leave Gary and transfer their hospital to Merrilville. These days Methodist legally cannot leave Gary and must provide equal services to all of their hospitals. Along with that, the Office of Civil Rights has to approve any investments coming into their hospitals.

Low Cost Service

The economic hardships of Gary are no secret. Eighteen percent of the population has no health insurance at all, and a large majority of the rest are on Medicare or Medicaid. These reasons make it extra important for Methodist to save as much money as they can without sacrificing their standards of care. Our services help you reduce the waste and cost associated with your medical waste disposal needs by ensuring you have to proper containers and your employees have the proper training. Healthcare Waste Management uses industry leading reusable sharps containers and reusable medical waste containers, fuel efficient trucks and well-planned intelligent routing to not only keep costs down, but also lessen your impact on the environment. This of course is important for any area, but especially important for the Gary area as it is regularly reported as one of the most polluted cities in the United States.

Trustworthy and Reliable

Hospitals are not the only medical facilities in Gary, however. As mentioned above a large amount of the people in Gary either do not have insurance or are on Medicare/Medicaid. This makes low cost healthcare options extra important, and thankfully there is the Community HealthNet Health Center on 5th Ave which provides medical, dental and behavioral services for all people regardless of their ability to pay. We at HWM are not just medical waste transporters who act as middle men between your facility and a separate processing plant and charge you a premium for the pleasure. We own everything from the trucks to the waste processing plant, we aren't just middle men here to make a profit off of communities that truly need help.

Gary, IN 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.

Gary, IN About

The city is located at the southern end of the former lake bed of the prehistoric Lake Chicago, and the current Lake Michigan. Most of the city's soil, to nearly one foot below the surface, is pure sand. The sand beneath Gary, and on its beaches, is of such high quality that in years past it was mined for the manufacture of glass.

According to the 2010 census, Gary has a total area of 57.18 square miles, of which 49.87 square miles (or 87.22%) is land and 7.31 square miles (or 12.78%) is water.

Gary is "T" shaped, with its northern border on Lake Michigan. At the northwesternmost section, Gary borders Hammond and East Chicago. Miller Beach, its easternmost neighborhood, borders Lake Station and Portage. Gary's southernmost section borders Griffith, Hobart, Merrillville, and unincorporated Ross. Gary is about 40 miles from the

 

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Gary, Indiana Resources

Gary City Hall

https://garyin.us/
401 Broadway #102
Gary, Indiana 46402
(219) 881-1300

Gary Chamber of Commerce

https://garychamber.com/
839 Broadway # 103
Gary, Indiana 46402
(219) 885-7407

Gary Environmental Affairs

https://garyin.us/environmental-affairs/
839 Broadway # 206
Gary, Indiana 46402
(219) 882-3000

Methodist Hospitals

https://www.methodisthospitals.org/
600 Grant St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46402
(219) 886-4000

Community HealthNet Health Center

https://chn-indiana.org/
1021 W 5th Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46402
(219) 880-1190

Healthcare Waste Management

https://www.hwmusa.com/
6602 W 9th Ave
Gary, Indiana 46406
(888) 427-5797

Gary Interesting Information

Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois. Gary is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Park and borders southern Lake Michigan. Gary was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. The city is known for its large steel mills, and as the birthplace of the Jackson 5 music group.

Once the second largest city in Indiana, the population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. It was a prosperous city from the 1920s through the mid-1960s due to its booming steel industry, but overseas competition and restructuring of the steel industry resulted in a decline and a severe loss of jobs.

Gary 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

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