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Council Bluffs Medical Waste Disposal Services

Council Bluffs 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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Council Bluffs, IA Medical Waste Disposal

Healthcare Waste Management provides medical waste disposal services including infectious, biohazard and sharps medical waste disposal council bluffs iowacontainer disposal services. We also provide secure document, product and paper shredding services. In addition to those services we have a safety and compliance portal for things like HIPAA compliance training, Bloodborne Pathogen certificates and example exposure control plans for your business. This portal is accessible from anyplace with an internet connection and will keep you organized if you should ever need prove your training, plans or certificates to any local, state or federal agency.

How we Save You Money

All medical waste companies are not created equal. This may come as news to you, but some companies must hire other companies to complete your medical waste disposal needs. Some might think if it gets taken care of properly, that is fine. The reality is when two companies are marking their margins off your one bill, it does make a difference. Healthcare Waste Management owns the entire process of your medical waste disposal. From the trucks that haul your waste to the processing plants that destroy your medical waste and we directly employ the drivers that transport your waste. By doing this we can offer the best services coupled with cost-effective pricing. Call us today for a quote.

Council Bluffs, Iowa

In 1852 the town was named Council Bluffs. It was a major outfitting point on the Missouri River for the Emigrant Trail and Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Council Bluffs also entertained a lively steamboat trade. The city has always seemed to thrive from transportation or better said people traveling through. From the street peddler days where everyone but the people passing through, were there to make money (from the people passing through). To a more present time when Council Bluffs was the fifth largest rail center in the nation. As we hit the late 20th century and a restructuring of the railroad industry caused a loss of many jobs and the restructuring of heavy industry. Many jobs moved offshore. Caused Council Bluffs to seek a new economy.

Healthcare Systems

Council Bluffs like some of its sister cities across the state on the eastern border, is a suburban city of Omaha a larger city in another state but just across the Missouri River. With its proximity to such a large city, the healthcare options are numerous. From private practices to large Hospital care systems you will find what you are looking for. As diverse as the healthcare systems are, Healthcare Waste Management provides quality service for any size of medical waste generator. Call today for a custom quote.

Council Bluffs, 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.

Council Bluffs, IA About

Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The city is the most populous in Southwest Iowa and is a primary city of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area. It is located on the east bank of the Missouri River, across from the city of Omaha. Council Bluffs was known, until at least 1853, as Kanesville. It was the historic starting point of the Mormon Trail. Kanesville is also the northernmost anchor town of the other emigrant trails, since there was a steam-powered boat to ferry their wagons, and cattle, across the Missouri River.

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Council Bluffs, IA Resources

City of Council Bluffs

https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/
209 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 890-5100

Council Bluffs Fire Department

https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/212/Fire-Department
200 S. Fourth St.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 328-4646

Council Bluffs Police Department

https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/319/Police-Department
1 Ezra Jackson Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 328-4701

Council Bluffs Pollution Control

https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2320/Treatment-Plant
18452 Applewood Rd
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 328-4642

Mercy Council Bluffs

https://www.chihealth.com/en/location-search/mercy-council-bluffs.html
800 Mercy Dr
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 328-5000

Jennie Edmundson Hospital

https://www.bestcare.org/jennie-edmundson
933 E Pierce St
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 396-6000

Council Bluffs, IA Interesting Information

Council Bluffs is located at 41°15′13″N 95°51′45″W (41.253698, −95.862388). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.62 square miles, of which 40.97 square miles is land and 2.65 square miles is water. Council Bluffs covers a unique topographic region originally composed of prairie and savanna in the Loess Hills with extensive wetlands and deciduous forest along the Missouri River. Excellent vistas can be had from KOIL Point at Fairmont Park, the Lincoln Monument, Kirn Park, and the Lewis and Clark Monument. Lake Manawa State Park is located at the southern edge of the city.

Council Bluffs, 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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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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