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Louisville Medical Waste Disposal Services

Louisville 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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Medical Waste Disposal Louisville

Healthcare Waste Management is a provider of medical waste disposal services. When you are looking for a medical medical waste disposal louisville kentuckywaste company it is important to understand the differences between companies. There are companies that simply sell your information to the best option for them, not the best option for you. There are some companies that just provide the hauling service, meaning they do not destroy your medical waste they only haul it from your location to a processing plant that renders the medical waste harmless. There are companies that do not even haul the waste themselves, they contract with other companies that provide the hauling service and lastly there are companies that do it all, haul and destroy your waste.

In the pure aspect of service which type of company do you think could provide the best service? Companies that rely on one or more other companies to provide your service or a single company that provides the entire service? Our opinion is, you must be able to control things like, routes, the employees that get hired and the timing of the service. If you are relying on other companies to do this to your standards you could be in for a rude awaking.

Cost is another reason we think it is important to provide the medical waste disposal process from start to finish. If someone is paying one or more companies to provide this service to you, they must include that cost in your pricing.

If you are looking for a medical waste disposal service, it is worthwhile to figure out what type of company you are speaking with. A lead company, a broker, a hauler or a company that can provide the service from start to finish.

Healthcare Waste Management found out in order to provide your medical waste disposal service, with the best possible service, at the most economical pricing, we had to own the entire process of your medical waste. This means, we directly employ the drivers that come into your facility, we own the trucks that haul your waste and we own the processing plants that treat your medical waste. Call us today to find a solution for your facility.

Louisville, 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.

Louisville, KY About

Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state's second-largest city. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, on the Indiana border.

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Louisville, KY Resources

The City of Louisville

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council
601 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-1100

Louisville Fire Department

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/fire
1135 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 574-3701

Louisville Health & Wellness

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness
400 E. Gray Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-6520

Louisville Police Department

https://louisville-police.org
633 W Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
502-574-7111

Louisville Public Works

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works
444 S 5th Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-5810

Norton Hospital

https://nortonhospital.com/
200 E Chestnut St
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 629-8000

Louisville, KY Interesting Information

Louisville and Jefferson County have a combined area of 397.68 square miles, of which 380.46 square miles is land and 17.23 square miles is covered by water. Louisville is southeasterly situated along the border between Kentucky and Indiana, the Ohio River, in north-central Kentucky at the Falls of the Ohio. Although situated in a Southern state, Louisville is influenced by both Southern and Midwestern culture. It is sometimes referred to as either one of the northernmost Southern cities or as one of the southernmost Northern cities in the United States.

Louisville, 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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