Florence, KY Medical
Waste Disposal

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Florence Medical Waste Disposal Services

Florence 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.

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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 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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Florence Medical Waste Disposal

Medical waste pickup is legally required, and it’s also a part of daily life for many businesses. We understand that, which is florence medical wastewhy we take every step we can to save you money on your medical waste disposal. Staying with the same goals in mind we offer other pickup services such as pharmaceutical waste pickup, sharps pickup, and more. Along with our pickup services we offer online compliance training and secure paper shredding for those who need it.

Always Saving Money

A part of making sure you are happy with our services is making sure your prices are as low as possible. Part of the way we do this is by taking advantage of modern technological advances such as intelligent truck routing and reusable waste containers. Another large part is by owning the plant that we dispose of your waste at. This allows us to cut out the middleman between your waste and its destruction saving you money and allowing us to have more control of your waste.

Florence, Kentucky

Florence has an incredibly diverse economy spanning across multiple industries. Some of the companies that fuel Florence include the local school system, SWECO, Walmart, Staples, Southern Air, Kona Ice and many many more. Florence is in the intersection of 4 large surrounding cities, making it a popular location for people to pass through on drives throughout the state.

Healthcare Systems

For healthcare in Florence you should check out the St. Elizabeth Hospital on Houston Road. This hospital has over 100 beds and can provide care in all sorts of specialties. This hospital is also one of the largest employers in the city employing over 300 people in Florence.

Florence, 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.

Florence, KY About

Florence is a home rule-class city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Florence is one of the larger cities of Northern Kentucky, and part of the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. The population was 29,951 at the 2010 census. The Florence area was originally known as Crossroads, because of the convergence of several roads from Burlington and Union at Ridge Road.

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Florence, KY Resources

Florence Government Center

https://www.florence-ky.gov/
8100 Ewing Blvd
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 371-5491

Florence City Police Administration

https://www.florence-ky.gov/departments/police/index.php
8100 Ewing Blvd # 42
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 647-5420

Florence Fire & Ems Department

https://www.florence-ky.gov/departments/fire_ems/index.php
1152 Weaver Rd
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 647-5660

St. Elizabeth Florence Hospital

https://www.stelizabeth.com/location/details/st-elizabeth-florence
4900 Houston Rd
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 212-5200

Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

https://www.vibrahealthcare.com/gateway/
5940 Merchants St
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 426-2400

Lincare Medical Supply

https://www.lincare.com/
11 Spiral Dr
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 525-0202

Florence, KY Interesting Information

U.S. Routes 25, 42, and 127 pass through the center of Florence, leading northeast in a concurrency 11 miles to downtown Cincinnati. Interstates 75 and 71 pass through the western part of Florence, with access from exits 178 through 182. The town was finally renamed Florence because there was another Connersville in Harrison County. The name presumably is for Florence, Italy, but the specific etymology is unclear. It was incorporated on January 27, 1830, and grew quickly after the completion of the Covington-Lexington Turnpike in 1836.

Florence, 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.

Medical Waste Disposal

April 10, 2017

Medical waste, when improperly treated and disposed of, is potentially harmful to others and to the environment. Medical waste is generated in a number of ways but usually as a result of the treatment, immunization, or care of humans or animals. Due to treatment, waste is generated, and that waste could be potentially dangerous or […] Read More

Best Practices in the Medical Waste Disposal Industry

August 11, 2015

If your healthcare practice has medical waste, the law says it’s up to you to figure out how to best dispose of it.  Making sure to exercise proper disposal is a choice that reflects positively on the environment as well as the integrity of your company.  Follow these best practices to safely and efficiently dispose […] Read More

Medical Waste Generation

July 6, 2015

Healthcare Waste Management disposes of medical waste for many different types of facilities.  From hospitals, to dentists, to funeral homes, we deal with different types of waste from a variety of sources.  But just how much medical waste is there?  And where is it coming from? As of 2013, there were approximately one million hospital […] Read More

The Obscurity of Medical Waste in America

June 29, 2015

When it comes to state and federal regulations, things are a bit hazy in labeling a substance as medical waste.  In fact, different terms such as “hospital waste,” “biomedical waste,” and “infectious waste” consistently appear in state and federal laws and guidelines, yet there is currently no set test to determine when a solid waste […] Read More

History of the Medical Waste Tracking Act

June 15, 2015

Proper disposal of bio-medical waste is something Healthcare Waste Management takes very seriously, meeting and exceeding industry regulations and constantly working to make the process as safe and efficient as possible.  Unfortunately not everybody does or has done the same. In 1988, Congress enacted the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, a United States federal […] Read More

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