Somerset, KY Medical
Waste Disposal

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Somerset Medical Waste Disposal Services

Somerset 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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Somerset Medical Waste Disposal

Do you generate medical or biohazardous waste? It doesn’t matter if you generate one pound a year or 1,000 pounds a month, you still need a waste somerset medical waste disposalpickup service. We provide medical, biohazardous, sharps and pharmaceutical waste pickup at a low cost. Also, we have secure shredding services for products, papers, and hard drives along with our online OSHA/HHS compliance training and more!

Why Keep Overpaying?

We understand that medical waste disposal is necessary, that’s why we think it shouldn’t cost so much. Many medical waste companies are happy to overcharge and provide lower quality service, but not us. Unlike a lot of these other companies we own our waste disposal plant. This means we don’t have to pay someone to destroy your waste, we do it ourselves. As you can imagine this lowers our costs which we pass on to you as savings.

Somerset, Kentucky

Somerset’s first European settlers arrived in 1798, and the leader of this expedition was named Thomas Hansford. In the late 1800s the railroad was completed which lead to a growth in population and economic activity in the area. After the creation of Lake Cumberland the population continued to increase and tourism became a major player in the economy of Somerset. The lake alone brings in over $150 million a year from tourism.

Healthcare Systems

If you need healthcare in Somerset there is the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, a nearly 300 bed hospital on Langdon Street. Along with their state of the art neurosurgery program the hospital is proud of their Spine Center Accreditation and their cardiac care center. The hospital employs just under 1,500 people including 170 physicians. First opened in 1976 with just 175 beds the hospital has grown to where it is today and hopes to continue to grow in the future.

Somerset, 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.

Somerset, KY About

Somerset was first settled in 1798 by Thomas Hansford and received its name from Somerset County, New Jersey, where some of the early settlers had formerly lived. Somerset became the Pulaski County seat in 1802, and it was incorporated as a city in 1887. A significant Civil War battle was fought in January 1862, at Mill Springs about 8 miles west of Somerset, and a museum is at the site.

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Somerset, KY Resources

Somerset City Hall

https://www.cityofsomerset.com/
306 E Mt Vernon St
Somerset, Kentucky 42501
(606) 679-6366

Somerset Police Department

https://www.cityofsomerset.com/police-department/
400 E Mt Vernon St
Somerset, Kentucky 42501
(606) 679-6366

Somerset Fire Department

https://www.cityofsomerset.com/fire-department/
121 S Central Ave
Somerset, Kentucky 42501
(606) 679-1163

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

https://www.lakecumberlandhospital.com/
305 Langdon St
Somerset, Kentucky 42503
(606) 679-7441

The Little Clinic

https://www.thelittleclinic.com/clinic-details/853/00116?cid=loc_85300116tlc_gmb
90 Stonegate, Centre St
Somerset, Kentucky 42501
(606) 451-4425

WeCare Medical Supply

https://wecaremedical.com/
650 S Hwy 27 Suite 3
Somerset, Kentucky 42501
(606) 677-9472

Somerset, KY Interesting Information

The city is located at the eastern end of Kentucky's Mississippian Plateau (or Pennyroyal Plateau); however, the micropolitan area extends eastward into the Appalachian Plateau (or Eastern Kentucky Coalfield), and northward to Kentucky's Outer Bluegrass region. Thus, the area shows significant variations in landforms and scenery. Nearby Lake Cumberland is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world (101 miles in length, with an average depth of 85 feet (26 m) and a normal pool containing more than 2 trillion gallons of water). Somerset is also near Cumberland Falls and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area; its tourism industries are, in part, due to its scenic and varied landscape.

Somerset, 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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