How To Choose a Medical Waste Management Company That’s Right for You? When it comes to medical waste management, there are a lot of different choices, and it can be difficult to decide which service is best for you. Some companies run on specific schedules and may only be in your area once a month or less, others offer a variety of scheduled pickups, weekly or even multiple times a week if needed.
You will want to make sure that your medical waste company can handle all your needs like schedules and waste types before signing any contracts. Here are some questions that will help you find the right company for your needs.
Selecting the Right Medical Waste Company
There are a lot of different medical waste companies out there and it’s important to find the right one for you. The first step in selecting an appropriate medical waste company is to ask yourself these three questions:
How often do we need a pickup? Frequency of pickup plays a role in the overall cost of service.
What types of waste do we generate? There are regulations in place for certain waste types and how they are destroyed, some destruction processes cost more than others.
What other services do we use? Often times bundling services like shredding and compliance training programs can result in big savings.
Questions to ask a Potential Medical Waste Management Company
The medical waste management company is an essential part of your facility. It’s their job to properly collect, transport, and dispose of any medical waste produced at your site.
Choosing the right company for your needs can be tough. With all the different services offered by various companies, it’s hard to know which company will provide you with what you need. But there are some questions you should always ask before hiring any medical waste service provider.
What is the fee structure of the company and how will I be billed?
It’s important to know how you’re going to be charged, per container, per pound, what if you have more medical waste one month, how much is it per additional container? And how often you will be billed.
Can your company handle all the waste types I generate or just some of them?
If only certain wastes are accepted, this might not be the best company for you.
How long has this company been in business and what is their background in waste management?
A long history means that they’ve had to deal with all sorts of waste-related problems, which means that they’re probably an experienced company. Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing a reliable medical waste disposal company.
Do they have proper insurance coverage?
Proper insurance coverage not only protects the company you are working with, it will also provide peace of mind.
What are the benefits of their service?
This is an insightful question; listen to the answer you may learn things you didn’t take into account before.
Do they offer a price lock or guarantee?
The last thing you want to do is sign a contract at one price to find out later that changed over the course of the contract.
Do they offer free quotes or estimates over the phone?
With just a few bits of information, most companies can provide you with a quote over the phone, which is a great way to start asking some questions.
How can you get in touch with your medical waste service provider?
It’s important to make sure that the medical waste service provider you are working with is available when you need them.
Will they offer a contract with your business?
This will protect both parties and, more importantly, it will ensure that your medical waste needs are being met.
At Healthcare Waste Management, we own the trucks that come to your facility, we employ the drivers that come into your facility, and we own the destruction plants that destroy your waste. By having one company handle your waste from ‘cradle-to-grave’ allows us to bring our customers, the best process, products, and services with significant savings compared to the industry standard pricing.
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. 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.
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