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Waterloo Medical Waste Disposal Services

Waterloo 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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Waterloo Medical Waste Disposal

No matter the size of your business, if you create any amount of medical or infectious waste you must have this waste properly disposedwaterloo medical waste of. We offer a wide selection of different services for your needs including medical waste, biohazardous waste, and sharps disposal. Along with your waste disposal needs we offer paper, document and hard drive shredding along with online training for OSHA compliance and more.

Always Saving Money

Medical waste disposal may be necessary but it doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, the reason many medical waste disposal companies charge so much is because they don’t dispose of your waste at all! They take your waste to a third party disposal plant that they don’t own. Healthcare Waste Management owns our waste disposal plant, we own our trucks, we hire our own drives. All of these steps are incredibly important when it comes to saving money.

Waterloo, Iowa

Waterloo was actually originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing back when it was settled by the Native American known as the Meskwaki people. The town was eventually renamed Waterloo in the mid 1800s when American settlers founded the post office in the town. These days the town is a manufacturing hub known for housing companies such as John Deere.

Healthcare Systems

The city is serviced by two main hospitals, Mercy One Medical Center along with the Unity Point Health Allen Memorial Hospital. Mercy One is located on West 9th Street and has a capacity of 366 beds while Unity Point is on West Dale Street with a total of 234 beds. For those who are uninsured there is the Peoples Community Health clinic. They provide services free of charge or on a sliding scale depending on your income level and you can even do doctor visits from your home with video chat.

Waterloo, 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.

Waterloo, IA About

Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census the population decreased by 0.5% to 68,406 the 2014 Census estimates the population at 68,364, making it the sixth-largest city in the state. The city is part of the Waterloo – Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the more populous of the two cities.

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Waterloo, IA Resources

Waterloo City Hall

https://www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com/
715 Mulberry St
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
(319) 291-4323

Waterloo Police Department

https://www.waterloopolice.com/
715 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
(319) 291-2515

Waterloo Fire Department

https://www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com/departments/fire_department/index.php
425 E 3RD ST
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
(319) 291-4460

MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center

https://www.mercyone.org/northeastiowa/find-a-location/waterloo-medical-center/
3421 W 9th St
Waterloo, Iowa 50702
(319) 272-8000

UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

https://www.unitypoint.org/waterloo/clinic.aspx?id=499
3530 W 4th St
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
(319) 233-2701

MercyOne Home Medical Equipment

https://www.mercyone.org/northeastiowa/location/mercyone-waterloo-home-medical-equipment
441 E San Marnan Dr
Waterloo, Iowa 50702
(319) 272-5626

Waterloo, IA Interesting Information

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 63.23 square miles, of which 61.39 square miles is land and 1.84 square miles is water. The average elevation of Waterloo is 846 feet above sea level. The population density is 1101 people per square mile, considered low for an urban area.

Waterloo, 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.

Treating Infectious Waste

June 25, 2020

Treating Infectious Waste There are specific methods designed to treat infectious waste so that the contents are no longer a threat to people, the community, animals, or the environment. The guidelines set up for each type of infectious waste involve safety protocols for storage types and safe elimination of anything that may be considered to […] Read More

Infectious Waste Disposal

June 25, 2020

Infectious Waste Disposal Infectious waste contains contaminants that can be infectious to humans and each type has specific local, state, and federal guidelines for proper treatment and disposal. The laws that are established on the local level may be in addition to the standard state and federals laws. Guidelines have been established to protect people, […] Read More

Infectious Waste – an overview

June 22, 2020

Infectious Waste – an overview Infectious waste is mostly found in industries that are health-related, however there are a number of other industries that can have infectious waste. Some of these facilities include, but are not limited to tattoo parlors, autopsy locations, funeral homes, experimental and research labs, university cadaver facilities, and veterinarians.  Any location […] Read More

Proper Medical Waste Packaging, Including Sharps

June 18, 2020

Proper Medical Waste Packaging It’s critical to know that beyond federal requirements for medical waste packaging, there may also be local and state laws that are required for compliance. Knowing all guidelines is important for safety as well as to avoid any financial fines. The organization that generates medical waste of all types is responsible […] Read More

Sharps Management Best Practices

June 17, 2020

Sharps Medical Waste Best Practices Sharps are a special category within medical waste classification and are especially hazardous due to the potential risks for injury which can spread infectious diseases. Sharps are any item used in a facility that can penetrate the skin including, but not limited to hypodermic needles, syringes, blades, lancets, auto-injectors, knives, […] Read More

The Journey Medical Waste Takes

June 15, 2020

The Journey Medical Waste Takes Medical waste is defined on many levels and the packaging, care, storage, and disposal is referred to as “cradle-to-grave.” This means that everyone, at every step, is required to comply with state and federal laws for each type of medical waste, and each type has specific guidelines. The facility that […] Read More

A Medical Waste Disposal Company Picks Up My Waste, What Happens Next?

June 11, 2020

What Happens after a Medical Waste Disposal Company Picks Up My Waste? If your organization generates medical waste, you are responsible for ensuring that the medical waste is disposed of in proper and legal methods. Known as “cradle-to-grave,” the accountability doesn’t end when you have a waste management company pick up the waste. This level […] Read More

Medical Waste Disposal Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 10, 2020

Medical Waste Disposal Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges across the board for the protection against transmission and infection of the virus. While healthcare regulations have long been strict, we are finding that the pandemic has thrown the modern world into almost uncharted territory. Some of the best practices that […] Read More

Medical Waste Disposal and Dangerous Viruses

June 5, 2020

Medical Waste Disposal & Dangerous Viruses Medical waste is created in a variety of organizations, including tattoo parlors, dental practices, veterinary clinics/hospitals, blood banks, pharmacies, health care facilities, autopsy, funeral homes, and medical laboratories and research facilities. This form of medical waste in healthcare can be contaminated by body fluids, blood, and potentially infectious materials. […] Read More

Guide to Healthcare Waste Segregation

June 3, 2020

A Facility’s Guide to Healthcare Waste Segregation There are many different types of medical waste that is generated in the healthcare environment, and critical protocols have been established to protect patients, healthcare providers, the community and the environment. The guidelines established by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliment those that have been established by […] Read More

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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