Sioux City, IA Medical
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Sioux City Medical Waste Disposal Services

Sioux City 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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Sioux City Medical Waste Disposal

Healthcare Waste Management is proud to offer a very wide range of services for both large and small generators of medical waste.sioux city medical waste disposal Along with medical, biohazardous, infectious and sharps waste disposal we also provide our customers with secure document shredding. Another service we have is online OSHA compliance training and hard drive or product shredding.

Always Saving Money

The key to saving our customers money is always looking for the newest technology. One example of this would be our truck routing software. This software uses GPS tracking and live traffic data to provide our drivers with the quickest and most efficient routes available. Also, we own our disposal plant unlike many other medical waste disposal companies giving us more control of your waste along with saving you money.

Sioux City, Iowa

Sioux City was originally settled by French and Spanish fur traders in the 1700s. Lewis and Clarke were the first US citizens to record their travels through this area in 1804 and the city became officially known as Sioux City in the mid 1800s. These days the city continues to shrink as jobs keep moving out of the city. The largest employers include the school system, Tyson Foods, and the hospital MercyOne.

Healthcare Systems

MercyOne and Unity Point are the main hospitals that serve Sioux City. MercyOne was founded in 1890 by Mother Mary Agatha Murphy and continues to provide high quality care and in fact is recognized as one of the best hospitals for heart surgery in the US. Unity Point is located on Stone Park and was opened in 1884. Unity Point has 156 beds and sees over 30,000 emergency room visits every year.

Sioux City, 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.

Sioux City, IA About

Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 82,684 in the 2010 census, which makes it the fourth-largest city in Iowa. The bulk of the city is in Woodbury County, of which it is the county seat, though a small portion is in Plymouth County. Sioux City is located at the navigational head of the Missouri River. The city is home to several cultural points of interest including the Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City Art Center and Sergeant Floyd Monument, which is a National Historic Landmark.

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Sioux City, IA Resources

Sioux City City Hall

https://www.sioux-city.org
405 6th St
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
(712) 279-6109

Sioux City Police

https://www.sioux-city.org/government/departments-a-f/environmental-services
405 6th St #409
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
(712) 279-6222

MercyOne Siouxland Home Medical Equipment

https://www.mercyone.org/location/mercyone-siouxland-home-medical-equipment
711 5th St
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
(712) 233-5151

Sioux City Fire

https://www.sioux-city.org/government/departments-a-f/fire-rescue
601 Douglas St
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
(712) 279-6314

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center

https://www.mercyone.org/siouxland/
801 5th St
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
(712) 279-2010

UnityPoint Health Hospital

https://www.unitypoint.org/siouxcity/clinic.aspx?id=783?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=brandify
2800 Pierce St, Suite 120B
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
(712) 279-3178

Sioux City, IA Interesting Information

Sioux City is located at 42°29′53″N 96°23′45″W. Sioux City lies at an altitude of 1,135 feet above sea level. Sioux City borders two states, South Dakota to the west-northwest and Nebraska to the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.49 square miles, of which 57.35 square miles is land and 1.14 square miles is water.

Sioux City, 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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