Burlington, IA Medical
Waste Disposal

We save you Money by owning our own treatment plants, trucks, & employing our own drivers, from cradle-to-grave we own your medical waste!

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Burlington Medical Waste Disposal Services

Burlington 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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Burlington, IA Medical Waste Disposal

Healthcare Waste Management is a provider of services. We offer biohazard, infectious, sharps container disposal medical waste disposal burlington iowaand medical waste disposal services. Our other services include an online safety and compliance portal to keep track of training and company requirements when it comes to federal, state and local requirements. Secure document, paper and product destruction services are also available. Call today and speak to one of our friendly staff. We are happy to answer any questions and provide quotes in minutes.

How HWM Saves You Money

Have you ever heard of a middleman being involved in something for the pure joy of it? No, not in business. In a “for profit” corporation everyone is looking to make money, that’s why they exist right? Well, in the medical waste disposal industry there are fewer companies that perform the process of “medical waste disposal” from start to finish. There are three basic levels of companies, ones that just own the paperwork and do not haul or treat the waste, ones that just haul the waste and ones that own the entire process meaning they employ the drivers, own the trucks and own the treatment plants where the waste gets destroyed. The latter is the company I would want to do business with and here is why.

  1. If I am hiring someone to do a job, I want to make sure they are experts in what they do. I don’t know how you can be an expert if you never do the job.
  2. If me hiring company A means they will have to employ two or three other companies to complete what I hired THEM to do, that usually means higher cost.
  3. Do your homework and ask questions, call us for any questions you may have.

Burlington, Iowa

Burlington like many other cities in the Midwestern part of the U.S. got it’s name from another eastern city where ultimately eastern folks would head west and when they found a place to settle, they would often name it after the eastern city they were from. In the case of Burlington, Iowa it was named after Burlington, Vermont. One of the largest and wealthiest businesses in the country in the 1830s was the American Fur Company established a post in Burlington around the same time.  

Healthcare Systems

Great River Healthcare systems services Burlington with Hospitals located on Gear Ave. in West Burlington. At Healthcare Waste Management we provide medical waste disposal services in large hospital settings or for the single practice alike. Call us today for a custom quote that is built around your companies needs, we are always happy to help in any way we can.

Burlington, 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.

Burlington, IA About

Burlington is a city and the county seat of Des Moines County, Iowa, United States. The population was 25,663 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 26,839 population in the 2000 census. Burlington is the center of a micropolitan area including West Burlington, Iowa, and Middletown, Iowa, and Gulfport, Illinois. Burlington is the home of Snake Alley, once labelled the crookedest alley in the world.

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Burlington, IA Resources

City of Burlington

https://www.burlingtoniowa.org
400 Washington Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-753-8124

Burlington Fire Department

https://www.burlingtoniowa.org/2155/Fire
418 Valley Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-753-8390

Burlington Police Department

https://www.burlingtoniowa.org/2158/Police
201 Jefferson Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-753-8366

Burlington Public Works

https://www.burlingtoniowa.org/2164/Public-Works
3510 Division
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-753-8171

Great River Medical Center

https://www.greatriverhealth.org/Contact-Us.aspx
1221 S. Gear Ave.
Burlington, Iowa 52655
(319) 768-1000

Dr. McCoy Burlington

https://www.greatriverhealth.org/Health-Services/Womens-Health.aspx
1223 S Gear Ave # 208
Burlington, Iowa 52655
(319) 752-4541

Burlington, IA Interesting Information

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.24 square miles, of which, 14.48 square miles is land and 0.76 square miles is water. Burlington was a bustling river port in the steamboat era and a central city to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The "Burlington Route" (1848–1970) merged into the Burlington Northern Railroad (1970–1996), which in turn merged into the BNSF Railway (1997–present). The "Burlington" name has been given to one of the United States' largest railroads. One of BNSF's main east-west lines still crosses the Mississippi at Burlington.

Burlington, 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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