Dubuque Medical Waste Disposal Services
Dubuque 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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Dubuque, IA Medical Waste Disposal
Healthcare Waste Management provides medical, infectious, biohazard and sharps container disposal services to Dubuque, Iowa. Our services also include secure paper and document shredding along with an online compliance portal. The portal is designed to keep your company and employees up to date on current federal training requirements. Some insight as to what is in the portal are, bloodborne pathogen certificate training, HIPAA courses and example exposure plans that every company needs when they have employees that may come in contact with blood. Call us today for a custom quote to fit your company needs, we tailor our services to your companies needs and can adjust as needed to meet demand.
Why Healthcare Waste Management
The differentiator between Healthcare Waste Management and a lot of other medical waste companies is we perform the entire service. Most companies in this industry are haulers, where they haul waste from your location to a medical waste processing plant who destroys it. It may come as no surprise that when you must enlist another company to complete the service, the cost will go up. For Healthcare Waste Management to provide the best possible service at cost-effective pricing, we realized we had to own the entire process. Today, we directly employ the drivers so we can ensure best practices are being used when handling and transporting the waste. With the proper training and people. We also own the trucks, so we know that it is equipped to safely do the job and takes the most effective routes (keeping cost down). And the last stop, we own the medical waste processing plants that destroy the waste, by doing so we can limit the impact on the environment and keep cost down by not engaging another company for this final step.
Dubuque like many other cities in the U.S. was named after its first settler Julien Dubuque. The area had rich lead deposits but after they were depleted, the city became home to many industries. It was a timber industry because of its location to Minnesota and Wisconsin. It also had millworking, boat building, brewing and the railroad industry. There was a shipyard established in 1878 and in two years’ time the shipyard became the largest employer in Dubuque employing 78 people at the time.
Dubuque has ranked second in the nation when it comes to healthcare and is home to two major hospitals, Mercy Medical Center and The Finley Hospital. Among the hospitals and other health care facilities located in Dubuque are two major outpatient clinics. Medical Associates Clinic is the oldest multi-specialty group practice clinic in Iowa. There is no doubt you will find the health care you are looking for in Dubuque. Our company Healthcare Waste Management can service all the needs for medical waste disposal in Dubuque, call us today for a custom quote to fit your needs.
Dubuque, 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.
- We own the waste from pickup to destruction, no middleman, means no hidden cost.
- 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.
- 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.
Dubuque, IA About
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. In 2018, the population of Dubuque was 57,941. The city lies at the junction of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State Area. It serves as the main commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center for the area. Geographically, it is part of the Driftless Area, a portion of North America that escaped all three phases of the Wisconsinian Glaciation.
Dubuque, IA Resources
Dubuque, IA Interesting Information
Dubuque is located at 42°30′16″N 90°41′13″W (42.50, -90.69). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.22 square miles, of which 29.97 square miles are land and 1.25 square miles are covered by water. It is one of the few cities in Iowa with bluffs, and a tourist destination featuring the city's unique architecture and river location. It is home to five institutions of higher education, making it a center for culture and learning.
Dubuque, IA Medical Waste FAQ and Related Searches
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Reviews From Our Customers
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"You guys are great to work with, always helpful when I call or need help. Thank you"
"Cheap & good medical waste removal company. The staff is great and the pick-up is always on time. Thank you!"