Des Moines, IA Medical
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Des Moines Medical Waste Disposal Services

Des Moines 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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Des Moines, IA Medical Waste Disposal

At Healthcare Waste Management we provide Des Monies, IA with medical waste disposal, secure document shredding and an online safety and compliance portal. Our medical waste services include, biohazard, infectious, medical and sharps container disposal. Our secure document services include paper shredding, HIPAA compliant document destruction services and product destruction services. Our online safety compliance portal has everything you need to keep your practice and employees in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. It has all the required training for employees, and it will keep track of who is trained and who has training coming up. All the training is done in the online portal and can be performed anyplace with internet access. Call us today to see how we can help, we are always happy to answer questions. 

How Can You Save Money?

Did you know that a great many of waste disposal companies don’t actually dispose your waste? They pick up your waste and then drive it to a facility where des moines medical waste disposalthey pay somebody else to sanitize and dispose of your waste. This obviously drives up prices but along with that it lowers the quality of service as a whole. Healthcare Waste Management operates our own waste disposal plants, we hire our own drivers, we own the trucks, we have complete control of your waste from pickup to destruction. This saves tremendous amounts of money which we then pass down to you as savings on your waste pickup.

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines has a long history dating back to 1843. Settlers would come here and leave. A former teacher who came for the winter of 1850 was once quoted as saying, it is one of the strangest looking cities I ever saw, with the people as varied as the buildings, housing people from nearly every state. Because Des Moines sits on the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers it has been nearly destroyed more than once. In 1851 much of the town was destroyed, including crops, housing and fences that were swept away by the raging waters. In 1993 and again in 2008 river flooding caused damage to the area. During the great flood of 1993 The Des Moines Water Works was submerged by flood waters which left some 250,000 without running water for 12 days and without drinking water for 20 days. 

Free Clinics in Des Moines

Des Moines is serviced by many wonderful hospitals such as Broadlawns medical center and the MercyOne medical center. These hospitals are great, but they may not have many options for people who are without insurance. That’s where Christ the King Free Clinic located on SW 9th Street comes in. Serviced by doctors donating their time for the clinic they can provide treatment for ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions along with providing physicals and exams for children. They are generally open from 7AM to 9PM and you do not need an appointment.

Des Moines, 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.

Des Moines, IA About

In November 2005, Des Moines voters approved a measure that allowed the city to annex parcels of land in the northeast, southeast, and southern corners of Des Moines without agreement by local residents, particularly areas bordering the Iowa Highway 5/U.S. 65 bypass. The annexations became official on June 26, 2009, as 5,174 acres and around 868 new residents were added to the city of Des Moines. An additional 759 acres were voluntarily annexed to the city over that same period.

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Des Moines, IA Resources

Des Moines City Hall

https://www.dsm.city
400 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 283-4209

Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

https://www.dtchamber.com/
500 Locust St #101
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 297-6333

Polk County Health Department

https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/health/
1907 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
(515) 286-3798

MercyOne Medical Center

https://www.mercyone.org/desmoines/
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
(515) 247-3121

UnityPoint Health Hospital

https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/default.aspx
700 E University Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
(515) 263-5612

NuCara Home Medical Supply

https://www.nucara.com/home-medical
1801 2nd Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
(515) 243-2886

Des Moines, IA Interesting Information

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on, and named after, the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the early French name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks". The city's population was 216,853 as of the 2018 population estimate. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 89th in terms of population in the United States with 655,409 residents according to the 2018 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, and is the largest metropolitan area fully located within the state. A portion of the larger Omaha, Nebraska, metropolitan area extends into three counties of southwest Iowa.

Des Moines, 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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A huge part of the medical waste disposal industry is the handling, transportation, and use of medical waste containers.  From sharps that have been exposed to pathogens such as HIV or HBV, to bio hazardous materials, containers will hold a variety of different wastes holding risks that can be limited with proper handling.  Healthcare Waste […] Read More

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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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