Elizabethtown, KY Medical
Waste Disposal

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Elizabethtown Medical Waste Disposal Services

Elizabethtown Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in Kentucky. Including: infectious waste disposal, biohazard waste disposal, medical waste disposal, sharps container disposal and compliance training plus secure document shredding. Contact us today for a quick, customized quote to fit your needs.

biohazard waste

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

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 Kentucky 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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Medical Waste Disposal Elizabethtown

If you are looking for a medical waste disposal company in Elizabethtown, you are in the right spot. Healthcare Medical Waste Disposal Elizabethtown KYWaste Management offers medical waste disposal services, including infectious, biohazard, sharps and more. Call us today to find a solution for your medical waste needs.

About Healthcare Waste Management

We strive to provide our customers with the best possible service and the best pricing. In order to do that we knew we had to provide the service from start to finish. This means we directly employ the drivers that walk into your office, we own the trucks that haul your waste and we own the processing plants that destroy your waste.

Why we do it?

The only way we could make sure the driver walking into your plant, office, facility or hospital was professionally trained and following guidelines and regulations we instill was to directly employ and train that person.

The only way we could control the routes to be efficient as possible, with the least footprint on the environment and to be as cost effective as possible plus, to ensure the trucks are properly equipped as per local, state, federal (DOT) requirements was to own and route the trucks ourselves.

Treatment of your medical waste, beside the two main reasons of safety and environment impact, your end cost was another one of the major reasons we choose to own and operate the treatment plants that destroy your medical waste. Without this last step we would always be relying on and paying another company to treat your waste.

What to ask?

When looking for a company to provide this service, ask these three simple questions. By doing so you will start to understand what type of company they are. This also starts to layout the type of service one might expect. If they do not control the drivers, trucks or treatment there is a lot out of their control and thus the potential for a lot more customer service type concerns.

 

  1. Are the drivers your direct W2 employees?
  2. Do you own the trucks that will haul my waste?
  3. Do you open the processing plants that will destroy my waste?

Elizabethtown, KY 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.

Elizabethtown, KY About

Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 28,531 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 30,157 by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2018, making it the 11th-largest city in the state. It is included in (and the principal city of) the Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, Kentucky-Indiana Combined Statistical Area.

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Elizabethtown, KY Resources

The City of Elizabethtown

https://elizabethtownky.org/
200 West Dixie Ave.
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
270-765-6121

Hardin County Health Department

https://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx
580 Westport Rd
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
(270) 765-6196

Chamber of Commerce

https://hardinchamber.com/
111 W Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
(270) 765-4334

Elizabethtown Fire Department

https://elizabethtownky.org/fire-department/
621 East Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
270-765-2121

Elizabethtown Police Department

https://elizabethtownky.org/police-department/
300 S Mulberry St
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
270-765-4125

Elizabethtown Public Works

https://elizabethtownky.org/public-works-department/
301 Waterworks Drive
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
270-737-7890

Elizabethtown, KY Interesting Information

Elizabethtown is in east-central Hardin County, about 15 miles south of Fort Knox. Interstate 65 passes through the southeast side of the city, leading north-northeast 45 miles to Louisville and southwest 71 miles to Bowling Green. The Western Kentucky Parkway starts at I-65 in Elizabethtown and leads west 138 miles to Eddyville. To the east, the Bluegrass Parkway leads 105 miles to Lexington. According to the United States Census Bureau, Elizabethtown has a total area of 25.8 square miles, of which 25.4 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles is water. The Elizabethtown–Fort Knox metropolitan area consists of Hardin, Meade, and Larue counties, and includes Radcliff, a city about three-fourths the size of Elizabethtown; the housing areas of the Fort Knox Military Installation; the unincorporated town of Rineyville; and other communities such as Vine Grove, Glendale, Sonora, West Point, and Upton.

Elizabethtown, KY 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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