Healthcare Waste Management is headquartered in Indiana, one of our medical waste processing plants is located here. We provide complete management of your healthcare waste. Some of our services include infectious waste, medical waste, biohazard waste and sharps container disposal.
If you are here, there is a good chance you are looking for a medical waste disposal company. Healthcare Waste Management wanted to take a minute and help you make an educated decision when it comes to your medical waste disposal choices.
What to look for in a medical waste disposal company?
With so many options it can be a little overwhelming when looking for a new service. We are going to explain why we provide the service that we do. What is easy is pricing, get a few quotes and go with the best price, seems simple right? It is often much more than that and without knowing what to ask you may find your facility in a bad situation for years. The things that come into play after the initial price are really the things that affect your practice long term. Service is a good example, what if you get a good price but the company frequently misses your pickup dates? Besides being inconvenient it can also start to pose a health risk if your medical waste is pilling up from missed pickups.
In order to provide the best possible service a company must have direction over the people that come to your facility, meaning they should be a direct employee of the company you contract with. The trucks and routes are also just as important, the company you contract with should own the trucks that transport your waste and be able to directly control those routes. By having direction over the drivers and routes we can provide much better service. If a company doesn’t directly employ the drivers or own the trucks then, the company you contract with is left to the mercy of another company’s performance with no real control of your service.
The next section relates to the destruction of your medical waste, this doesn’t affect your service or pickups like the first section does, but it can affect cost. If you contract with a company that does not destroy the waste themselves, this means they are paying another company to destroy your waste. Now you have two companies making their margins off your bill. Usually, the more companies involved in a process the more it is going to cost. At Healthcare Waste Management we own our own medical waste destruction plants.
In short, you will want to ask these questions when choosing a medical waste disposal company.
- What is the name of the company our facility will contract with?
- What is the name of the company that will come to my facility and pickup my waste?
- What is the name of the company that will destroy our medical waste?
We believe those three questions will give you insight as to what type of service you can expect. If the answer to every question is a different company name, then there are at least three different companies required to complete your service. That mean less control over your service and typically the more it is going to cost you.
At Healthcare Waste Management we are the company you would contract with; we directly employ the drivers and own the trucks that haul your medical waste and we own the processing plants that destroy your waste.
One company, one service is the way you think it is. Often, that is not the case. It is two, three companies all trying to make their money off your bill. We have invested in your service to be able to provide you with the best possible service at the best possible pricing. We own the entire process of your medical waste disposal service, call us today to see how we can help.
With Healthcare Waste Management headquartered in Gary, IN. Indianapolis is one of our home-town cities and is just a short drive down Interstate 65, with bigger cities along the way like Lafayette, IN. it is a natural route for us. Indianapolis is often shortened to Indy but has had many nicknames along the way. Indianapolis was founded as a planned city for the new seat of the Indiana’s state government. The city was platted on a 1-square mile plat next to the White River. Completion of the National and Michigan roads along with the arrival of the rail positioned the city as a manufacturing and transportation hub.
Two of the city’s nicknames came from this time, the Crossroads of America and Railroad City were some nicknames from this historical transportation time. Today Indianapolis covers about 368 square miles compared to the one square mile it started on. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is in this area in the center of monument Circle and stands some 284 feet tall. After the completion of the monument there was an ordinance passed that limited building heights to 86 feet, this was around 1905. As time went on there was a few revisions of the ordinance but it wasn’t until 1962 the city county building was the first building to surpass the height of the monument.
Indianapolis is home to the some of the best sports industries with teams like the Pacers of the NBA and Colts of the NFL, but you cannot mention sports in Indianapolis without thinking of the Indianapolis 500. The Indy 500 is held every year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the race is often called the Indy 500 and the racetrack is referred to as the brickyard, the racing surface was paved in brick in 1909. Overtime the track was converted and covered with asphalt by 1961. The track was completely covered in asphalt except for a 36-inch strip of the original bricks at the start finish line. It has become tradition to kiss the bricks after NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett won the Brickyard 400 in 1996 and to pay tribute to the history of the speedway he and his crew chief walked to the start finish line and kissed the yard of bricks. Winners of the race including the Indianapolis 500 have followed ever since.