Kokomo, IN Medical
Waste Disposal

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Kokomo Medical Waste Disposal Services

Kokomo Medical Waste Disposal. In Kokomo 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.

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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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Healthcare in Kokomo

Kokomo is served by the fantastic Community Howard Regional Health and Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo hospitals. Doing everything from emergency care, physical therapy, heart health, speech language pathology and everything in-between. St Vincent also has the Rural and Urban Access to Health program which helps the people of Kokomo find a doctor, get medications at a reduced cost and apply for health insurance and other government programs such as Social Security. Every hospital has needs specific to their location, from the high budget hospitals in big cities to the low funding free clinics in a small town everyone has unique needs.

Types of Medical Waste

The CDC defines medical waste as "Health-care facility medical wastes targeted for handling and disposal precautions include kokomo medical waste disposalmicrobiology laboratory waste (e.g., microbiologic cultures and stocks of microorganisms), pathology and anatomy waste, blood specimens from clinics and laboratories, blood products, and other body-fluid specimens. Moreover, the risk of either injury or infection from certain sharp items (e.g., needles and scalpel blades) contaminated with blood also must be considered."

Low Cost Medical Waste Disposal

That being said, hospitals don't need help defining medical waste - they need help getting rid of it! Now, when you go to your average medical waste disposal company you pay them to take your waste to a third party disposal plant which raises prices. Healthcare Waste Management owns our disposal plants and as you can imagine this greatly lowers costs. This allows us to use the quickest and most efficient disposal technology available to minimize our impact to the environment. Owning every part of the process lets us cut out the middleman and also make sure we have no hidden costs - what you see is what you pay.

Kokomo, 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.

Kokomo, IN About

According to the 2010 census, Kokomo has a total area of 18.559 square miles, of which 18.5 square miles (or 99.68%) is land and 0.059 square miles (or 0.32%) is water.

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Kokomo, Indiana Resources

Moore's Home Health and Medical Supply

https://www.mooreshomehealth.com/
608 W Markland Ave
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
(765) 454-5210

Kokomo Chamber of Commerce

https://www.greaterkokomo.com/chamber-of-commerce/about-the-chamber
700 E Firmin St
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
(765) 457-5301

Kokomo Healthcare Center

https://www.communicarehealth.com/facility/komoko-healthcare-center/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=google-my-business&utm_term=CC75
429 W Lincoln Rd
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
(765) 453-5600

Community Howard Regional Health

https://www.ecommunity.com/locations/community-howard-regional-health
3500 S Lafountain St
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
(765) 776-8000

Community Howard Specialty Hospital

https://www.ecommunity.com/locations/community-howard-specialty-hospital
829 N Dixon Rd
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
(765) 776-5000

Moore's Home Health and Medical Supply

https://www.mooreshomehealth.com/
608 W Markland Ave
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
(765) 454-5210

Kokomo Interesting Information

Kokomo is a city in Indiana and the county seat of Howard County, Indiana, United States. It is the principal city of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Howard County, the Kokomo-Peru CSA, which includes Howard and Miami counties, as well as the North Central Indiana region compromising of 6 counties anchored by the city of Kokomo. Kokomo's population was 45,468 at the 2010 census but after multiple rounds of successful annexation along with regular population growth the city had grown to approximately 58,000 by 2018 marking it as Indiana's 8th-largest city outside the Indianapolis MSA and the Chicago MSA.

Kokomo 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

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