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Ankeny Medical Waste Disposal Services

Ankeny 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.

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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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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Ankeny, IA Medical Waste Disposal

We provide medical waste disposal services including sharps container disposal, infectious and biohazardous waste medical waste disposal ankeny iowadisposal. Healthcare Waste Management has three core services medical waste disposal, secure document, paper and product destruction services and our safety and compliance program. The compliance program is an online portal that lets employees take safety course and retains certificates or course completion status. The portal also houses all the typical documents required by OSHA like exposure control plans and SDS / MSDS sheets.

How we Save You Money

In order to provide you with the best possible service and just as importantly the most cost-effective service we could. We soon realized we had to own the entire process of your medical waste disposal needs. What this means is we directly employ the drivers that picks up the waste, this allows us to use the best routes using our state-of-the-art routing system to lesson our impact on the environment and keep our cost down. We own and insure the trucks that haul your waste so we can ensure best practices are being applied when picking up and transporting your waste and we own the processing plants that destroy your waste, so we don’t have to pay another company to do that. We are committed to our customers and make investments that we believe will directly benefit them.  

Ankeny, Iowa

Ankeny was founded in 1875 by John and Sarah Ankeny who purchased 80 acres in 1874 for $1,600. The town was formally incorporated in 1903 on a single square mile. In the early days the cities industry was mainly agriculture sorghum which is a plant used for grain and fiber and swine production, the sorghum was processed at a nearby mill and the swine was driven to a market in Keokuk, IA. Today there are several large businesses headquartered or have locations in Ankey including Deere & Company, Casey’s General Stores, Hurd Fleet, B&G Foods North America and many more the total taxable sales from over 5,000 businesses equaled $972 million in taxable retail sales.

Healthcare Systems

Ankeny with its close proximity to Des Moines has plenty of healthcare options for your needs in Ankeny itself MercyOne is one of the main hospitals in town. There are plenty of Doctors, specialty Doctors and large national chains to choose from when looking for healthcare. Healthcare Waste Management also realizes you have plenty of options when it comes to medical waste and sometimes it is confusing navigating those waters. We are here to help, even if you just have questions, want to know what to look for in a medical waste company or any other questions we would be happy to help, in whatever way we can.

Ankeny, 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.

Ankeny, IA About

Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States and a suburb of the state capital of Des Moines, as part of the Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA metropolitan statistical area. Population estimates by the United States Census Bureau put the 2018 population at approximately 65,284. Currently, the city's incorporated area totals 29.14 square miles. In 2008, Ankeny was recognized as one of the top ten towns for families by Family Circle. In 2009, Ankeny was ranked No. 62 in MONEY Magazine's top 100 places to live list.

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Ankeny, IA Resources

The City of Ankeny

https://www.ankenyiowa.gov
410 W. First St
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-965-6400

Ankeny Fire Department

https://www.ankenyiowa.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/645/753
120 NW Ash Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
(515) 965-6469

Ankeny Police Department

https://www.ankenyiowa.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/4/753
411 SW Ordnance Rd.
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
(515) 289-5240

Public Works Department

https://www.ankenyiowa.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/655/753
220 W. First St.
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
(515) 963-3520

Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce

https://www.ankeny.org
1631 SW Main St #204-205
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
(515) 964-0685

MercyOne Ankeny Endoscopy

https://www.mercyone.org
800 E 1st St Suite 1000
Ankeny, Iowa 50021
(515) 643-7600

Ankeny, IA Interesting Information

Ankeny is located at 41°43′36″N 93°36′15″W (41.726788, −93.604283) in north-central Polk County. It is bordered on the east by Interstate 35, with U.S. Route 69 running through the center of the town. Most of the area of Ankeny is dry land with a small number of park ponds and streams. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.33 square miles, all land. The City itself states that 29.14 square miles of that land is incorporated. Like most of Polk County, Ankeny exists at the bottom area of the Des Moines Lobe, a topographical landscape area, in an area known as the Bemis Advance. The Lobe was formed during the Wisconsin glaciation leaving significant deposits resulting in an area with low relief.

Ankeny, 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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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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