Michigan City Medical Waste Disposal Services
Michigan City Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in Indiana. Including: Indiana 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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Types of Medical Waste
"Health-care facility medical wastes targeted for handling and disposal precautions include microbiology 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. ... the risk of either injury or infection from certain sharp items (e.g., needles and scalpel blades) contaminated with blood also must be considered." These are some examples of the types of medical waste generated in hospitals in Michigan City such as Franciscan Health, St Anthony's Hospital and the Sisters of St Francis Health hospital. These hospitals all provide high quality healthcare in practices like cardiology, physical therapy, mental health and more.
Health Insurance Providers
For patients without insurance or without adequate insurance there are low income health clinics like HealthLinc on Franklin Street who provides treatment in medical, dental, and behavioral services. Cost is determined on a sliding scale depending on your income and the number of people in your household regardless of if you are insured or not. Along with that HealthLinc and other low income clinics will assist you in applying for health insurance in your state.
Environmentally Friendly Waste Treatment Options
In 1997 the EPA started regulating emissions on incinerating medical waste, and continues to update their regulations to stay inline with modern environmental conservation plans. The other waste treatment/disposal options include thermal treatment like microwave technologies, steam sterilization such as autoclaving along with electropyrolysis and chemical mechanical systems. All of these options are more environmentally friendly than incineration and have their specific uses.
HWM keeps your costs low in many different ways. The most notable is the fact that we own our own waste disposal plants. Most other medical waste disposal companies are simply haulers, they don't own the waste disposal plants they use which raises prices. We also utilize reusable waste containers - both medical and sharps - along with intelligent truck routing ensuring our drivers take the most efficient routes.
Michigan City, 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.
- We own the waste from pickup to destruction, no middleman, means no hidden cost.
- 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.
- 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.
Michigan City, IN About
Michigan City is located at 41°42′34″N 86°53′13″W. According to the 2010 census, Michigan City has a total area of 22.855 square miles, of which 19.59 square miles (or 85.71%) is land and 3.265 square miles (or 14.29%) is water. Michigan City is also home to the stream Trail Creek which flows into Lake Michigan.
Michigan City, Indiana Resources
Michigan City, Indiana Interesting Information
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. It is one of the two principal cities of the Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan statistical area, which is included in the Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City Combined statistical area. Located in the region known to locals as Michiana, it is approximately 50 miles east of Chicago and 40 miles west of South Bend. The city had a population of 31,479 at the 2010 census.
Michigan City Medical Waste FAQ and Related Searches
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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Medical Waste Disposal Service Area
Indiana is home to our corporate headquarters, Healthcare Waste Management services the entire state of Indiana including the following cities: Indianapolis Infectious Disposal, Fort Wayne Biohazard Waste, South Bend Infectious Waste, Evansville Biohazard Disposal, Lafayette Biomedical Waste Disposal, Elkhart Medical Waste, Bloomington Biohazard Disposal, Terre Haute Sharps Disposal, Carmel Infectious Waste, Fishers hospital waste management, Muncie regulated medical waste, Anderson Medical Waste Disposal, Kokomo hospital waste disposal, Hammond hospital waste , Gary Healthcare Waste Management, Michigan City Red Bag Waste, Noblesville Biohazard Waste Disposal, Columbus Medical Waste, Greenwood Sharps Container Disposal, Mishawaka Infectious Waste Disposal.
Reviews From Our Customers
Just a few words from some of our favorite people, Our Customers!
"You guys are great to work with, always helpful when I call or need help. Thank you"
"Cheap & good medical waste removal company. The staff is great and the pick-up is always on time. Thank you!"