What is Waste Management? Healthcare Waste Management is the premier medical waste management disposal company servicing the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. HWM takes pride by ensuring that all staff are employed by us, that we own all trucks and vehicles as well as company-owned destruction facilities. These factors are important to assure that clients receive the highest quality service without any middlemen at cost-effective pricing. As a single source contact, the Healthcare Waste Management team is knowledgeable in all aspects of local, state, and federal compliance guidelines for waste management and works with our clients so that they comply with the laws that keep them and their patients safe.
Services Provided; More than Just a Waste Management Company
Healthcare Waste Management has devoted years to investing in our company to offer the very best services for our clients. The benefits of a single-source medical waste management company is that we are one-stop-shop for information, online resources, questions, and compliance. We go above and beyond the call of duty with services that include:
Medical waste pickup: biohazardous waste, sharps, RCRA pharmaceutical waste.
Document destruction/shredding with trusted and secured services by SHREDDRS
Compliance training for employees that complies with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards at the convenience of staff schedule and includes certification.
Supply biohazard waste containers, most of which are reusable that are tamper-proof, puncture-resistant, spill-proof, sealable, and leak-resistant.
Online portal for Customer login: lets clients access all data about their service, reschedule or change service, ask questions, add additional services.
Online compliance portal: addresses the compliance requirements for their state that is serviced by Healthcare Medical Waste.
At-a-Glance Medical Waste infographic that explains medical waste specifics.
Online Medical Regulations List for states serviced by Healthcare Medical Waste
Online FAQ page that addresses most commonly asked questions
COVID-19 information for medical waste
Medical Waste Streams
Medical waste is generated in any location that has items that can be considered to be infectious or potentially infectious to humans. While many might immediately think of the healthcare industry as medical waste generators, there are a variety of other industries that are part of medical waste streams. Healthcare Medical Waste services clients such as:
Hospitals generate the largest portion of medical waste in the country; estimated at 5.9 million tons per year.
Practice Groups have been created to reduce the traffic to hospitals and can contain a variety of specialty services from non-urgent to clinical, dental, and even pharmacies.
Doctor’s Offices are now one of the largest growing groups that incorporate both general practitioners and specialty practices.
Veterinarians are exposed to a variety of potentially dangerous pathogens in the animals that they treat.
Dental Practices are considered to be part of the standard healthcare industry with the exception that they deal with the mercury-based amalgam which requires special disposal.
Long Term Care Clinics have increased in numbers and involve patients that may reside at the clinic and have potentially dangerous diseases.
Funeral Homes deal with all forms of medical waste in blood, body fluids, medications and tissue that may contain dangerous pathogens.
Research Labs are involved in many experiments involving potentially dangerous pathogens in viruses, bacteria, plant, human, and animal waste.
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