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.

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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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.

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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