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Best Ways to Choose a Medical Waste Company

February 16, 2022

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Best Ways to Choose a Medical Waste Company

Best Ways to Choose a Medical Waste Company. Medical waste disposal is one of the most important aspects of running a healthcare facility. It’s important for you to choose the right medical waste company so you don’t find your facility or company on the wrong end of the law or in a lawsuit.

What to look for in a Medical Waste Disposal Company

When looking for a medical waste disposal company you will want to consider the following.

Experience. How much experience or expertise does the company have? Don’t be afraid to ask questions like how long have you been in business, how many customers do you have, do you own your own treatment plants?

Authoritativeness. This really comes down to how your medical waste is managed, you will want to find out if the company you are speaking with hires any part of your service out to a third party. Some areas where they could use a third-party service are, hauling, the company you contract with might not even haul your waste themselves, meaning they will hire another medical waste company to haul your waste. You could imagine the headaches this could cause with service-related issues, missed pickups, not having control over the drivers or routes, etc.

The next step in this process is treating the medical waste, does the company you are speaking with own the treatment plants that will destroy your waste? If they don’t that means they are paying another company to treat your waste.

As with any process that has a cost associated with it, the more hands (or companies) involved, the less control that company will have and more than likely, the more it will cost.

Working with one company, that directly contracts with you, hauls, and treats the medical waste you generate within their own facilities from pickup to destruction often provides the best service and pricing.

About Healthcare Waste Management

Our commitment to our customers and the environment doesn’t stop with our cradle-to-grave management of your medical waste. We also use a state-of-the-art reusable container system for medical waste and sharps waste that keeps unnecessary waste from impacting the environment and landfills. Our cradle-to-grave management process, reusable medical waste and sharps disposal containers, fuel efficient trucks and intelligent routing are all examples of our commitment to our customers and the environment.

Healthcare Waste Management is centrally positioned to service our customers across the Midwest. We’re proud to bring decades of professional medical disposal services to customers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Minnesota. If you’d like to inquire about service in your state, from compliance training, medical waste services, to document destruction please contact us today at 888-427-5797.


A professional medical waste company like Healthcare Waste Management will provide your organization with a reliable, convenient, and environmentally friendly way to dispose of your waste. We will handle your waste from start to finish, owning the entire process from pickup to destruction.

Whether you choose our medical waste company to handle your entire waste stream or just one particular type of waste, you can rest assured that we will provide you with an excellent service experience at affordable pricing.

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