Paducah, KY Medical
Waste Disposal

We save you Money by owning our own treatment plants, trucks, & employing our own drivers, from cradle-to-grave we own your medical waste!

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Paducah Medical Waste Disposal Services

Paducah 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 Paducah

Healthcare Waste Management provides medical waste disposal service. The complete service from start to finish. Ourmedical waste disposal Paducah kentucky drivers, our trucks and our processing plants that destroy the waste. We say this not to boast but for our consumers to understand not all companies are created equal. If fact most medical waste companies simply haul the waste from your office to a processing plant. There are other companies that sub-contract that work and do not even haul it. What this means for the consumer is usually, higher cost and unpredictable service.

At Healthcare Waste Management we wanted to provide the best possible service, that means directly employing the drivers and training them, it is simple. We also wanted to provide the best service at the best pricing, that means we control and own the trucks so we can ensure they are properly equipped to handle the medical waste safely and that they take the most efficient routes to save on cost. We also knew we had to cut out the middleman most companies must use and that is the company that destroys your medical waste.

We did all of this to be able to provide you with the best possible service at the most economical pricing. Reducing Waste Risk and Cost, it is printed on all our trucks. So, if you are in the market for a medical waste disposal company ask them these three questions.

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

If you do not get a hard yes on all of the above, give Healthcare Waste Management a call because we own the trucks and processing plants, we directly employ the drivers so we can control safety and cost for our most important people, you our customers. We have invested in our business to be able to take care of your business. Call Today.

Paducah, 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.

Paducah, KY About

Paducah is just a fun word to say and is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. The largest city in the Jackson Purchase region, it is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and the Ohio rivers, halfway between St. Louis, Missouri, to the northwest and Nashville, Tennessee, to the southeast. The population was 24,850 in 2018, down slightly from 25,024 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Twenty blocks of the city's downtown have been designated as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Paducah is the hub of its micropolitan area, which includes McCracken, Ballard and Livingston counties in Kentucky and Massac County in Illinois.

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Paducah, KY Resources

The City of Paducah

https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Paducah-Kentucky-Government-148296857298/
300 South 5th Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42003
270-444-8669

Paducah Fire Department

https://www.facebook.com/paducahkyfire
1421 Friedman Ln
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
(270) 444-8577

Paducah City Police Department

https://www.facebook.com/paducahpolice/
1400 Broadway St
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
(270) 444-8550

District Health Department

https://www.facebook.com/purchasedistricthealthdepartment/
916 Kentucky Ave
Paducah, Kentucky 42003
(270) 444-9631

Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital

https://www.mercy.com/locations/hospitals/paducah/lourdes-hospital
1530 Lone Oak Rd
Paducah, Kentucky 42003
(270) 444-2444

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

https://www.paducahchamber.org/
300 S 3rd St
Paducah, Kentucky 42003
(270) 443-1746

Paducah, KY Interesting Information

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.0 square miles, of which 19.9 square miles is land and 0.10 square miles is water. Paducah has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons and is located in USDA hardiness zone 7a. Spring-like conditions typically begin in mid-to-late March, summer from mid-to-late-May to late September, with fall in the October–November period. Seasonal extremes in both temperature and precipitation are common during early spring and late fall; severe weather is also common, with occasional tornado outbreaks in the region. Winter typically brings a mix of rain, sleet, and snow, with occasional heavy snowfall and icing.

Paducah, 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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