Ames, IA Medical
Waste Disposal

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Ames Medical Waste Disposal Services

Ames Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in  Iowa. Including: medical waste disposal, infectious waste disposal, biohazard 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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We service all of Iowa for your medical waste and biohazard waste disposal needs. Contact Healthcare Waste Management today for a quick medical waste disposal disposal quote. You can reach us at 888-427-5797. 

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Ames, IA Medical Waste Disposal

Healthcare Waste Management provides medical waste disposal services, this includes medical waste, biohazard medical waste disposal ames iowawaste, infectious waste and sharps waste disposal. We have an online compliance portal to keep your employees and company safe and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. This includes required training and certificates as well as required company documents. It provides the employee with their own login where they can take test, get certificates and keep track of what they have completed. For the company it has an overall view of each employee and where they are in the training process.

Saving You Money

Healthcare Waste Management realized early on in order to provide quality service at economical prices, we had to own the entire process of your medical waste disposal. This means directly employing the drivers and ensuring they are properly trained. Own the trucks that haul the waste and make sure they are properly equipped. Medical waste destruction, the processing of your medical waste is the final stage in the process. Most companies take the waste to another company that processes it. This was an added expense that would get passed on to the end customer, so we knew we had to own our own medical waste processing plants. Today we offer just that, our employees, our trucks and our processing plants. This is all done to provide our customers with the best possible service, at the most economical pricing.

Ames, Iowa

The city was founded as a station to the Cedar Rapids and Missouri Railroad in 1864. It was named after Oakes Ames who had a major role in the building of the transcontinental railroad. Today Ames is home of the Iowa State University, the U.S.D.A. U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center, Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory which is a major materials research and development facility and local state agencies like the Iowa Department of Transportation. It stands to reason the state and federal institutions are the largest employers in Ames.

Healthcare Systems

With Healthcare systems like Mary Greeley and Iowa State University in Ames there is no doubt you will find the care you are looking for. Healthcare Waste Management provides medical waste disposal services to large generators of medical waste as well as small (single practice) generators of medical waste. Whatever your size or need, we have solutions to fit your facility. Call us today for a custom quote to fit your needs.

Ames, IA 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.

Ames, IA About

Ames is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States, located approximately 30 miles north of Des Moines in central Iowa. It is best known as the home of Iowa State University, with leading agriculture, design, engineering, and veterinary medicine colleges. A United States Department of Energy national laboratory, Ames Laboratory, is located on the ISU campus. In 2018, Ames had a population of 67,154. Iowa State University was home to 36,321 students as of fall 2017, which make up approximately one half of the city's population.

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Ames, IA Resources

The City of Ames

https://www.cityofames.org
515 Clark Ave
Ames, Iowa 50010
515-239-5101

Ames Fire Department

https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/fire
1300 Burnett Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010
515-239-5109

Ames Police Department

https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-i-z/police
515 Clark Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010
515-239-5130

Ames Chamber of Commerce

https://www.ameschamber.com
304 Main St
Ames, Iowa 50010
(515) 232-2310

Iowa State University

https://www.iastate.edu
S Riverside Dr
Ames, Iowa 50010
515-294-4111

Mary Greeley Medical Center

https://www.mgmc.org
1111 Duff Ave
Ames, Iowa 50010
(515) 239-2011

Ames, IA Interesting Information

Ames is located along the western edge of Story County, roughly 30 miles north of the state capital, Des Moines, near the intersection of Interstate 35 and U.S. Route 30. A smaller highway, U.S. Route 69, passes through the town. Also passing through Ames is the cross-country line of the Union Pacific Railroad and two small streams (the South Skunk River and Squaw Creek). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.27 square miles, of which 24.21 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water.

Ames, IA 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.

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Why Reusable Sharps Containers?

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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 Disposal Service Area

Healthcare Waste Management services the entire state of Iowa including the following cities: Des Moines, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, Sioux City, Dubuque, Ames, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Council Bluffs, Urbandale, Cedar Falls, Marion, Bettendorf, Clinton, Burlington, Marshalltown, Mason City, Muscatine for medical waste and related services.

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