Grand Rapids, MI Medical
Waste Disposal

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Grand Rapids Medical Waste Disposal Services

Grand Rapids Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in Grand Rapids Michigan. Including: Michigan Infectious Waste Disposal, Biohazardous waste disposal, sharps container disposal and secure document shredding. Contact us today for a quick, hassle free, 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 Michigan 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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The History of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids was incorporated in 1838 and in 1845 had a population of just fifteen hundred people where today the population is just about 200,000 citizens. Despite Detroit having the reputation as the automobile manufacturing grand rapids medical waste disposalcapital of the US, Grand Rapids was actually also an early adopter to making cars. In 1901 the touring car manufacturer Austin opened their factory and headquarters in the Rapids

Though what originally got Grand Rapids its name as a manufacturing hub was its furniture manufacturing industry. The cities original nickname was actually Furniture City! Though these days the industry largely moved to North Carolina, Grand Rapids is still one of the leading furniture manufacturing hubs in the US.

The Total Cost of Medical Waste

Every hospital and medical facility in general needs medical waste disposal. Without it, the costs are astronomical not only from the fees you would incur, but the damage you could inflict on your employees and patients. Medical waste disposal companies know this and are willing to charge you as much as they can because they know you need medical waste.

The truth is waste disposal doesn’t have to be expensive. By owning the whole disposal change from pickup to sterilization we are able to charge less than many other companies and offer higher quality service.

Grand Rapids, MI 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.

Grand Rapids, MI About

Grand Rapids developed on the banks of the Grand River, where there was once a set of rapids, at an altitude of 610 feet above sea level. Ships could navigate on the river up to this fall line, stopping because of the rapids. The river valley is flat and narrow, surrounded by steep hills and bluffs. The terrain becomes more rolling hills away from the river. The countryside surrounding the metropolitan area consists of mixed forest and farmland, with large areas of orchards to the northwest.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan Resources

Grand Rapids City Hall

https://www.grandrapids.org/
300 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 456-3000

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

https://www.grandrapids.org/
250 Monroe Ave NW #150
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 771-0300

Environmental Quality Department

https://www.michigan.gov/egle/0,9429,,00.html
350 Ottawa Ave NW # 10
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 356-0500

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

https://www.spectrumhealth.org/locations/spectrum-health-hospitals-butterworth-hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(866) 989-7999

Mercy Health Saint Mary's

https://www.mercyhealth.com/location/mercy-health-saint-marys
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 685-5000

CareLinc Medical Equipment & Supply

https://www.carelincmed.com/grand-rapids/
89 54th St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548
(616) 249-2273

Grand Rapids, Michigan Interesting Information

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, and the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County.

Grand Rapids, Michigan 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.

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Handling Containers

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A huge part of the medical waste disposal industry is the handling, transportation, and use of medical waste containers.  From sharps that have been exposed to pathogens such as HIV or HBV, to bio hazardous materials, containers will hold a variety of different wastes holding risks that can be limited with proper handling.  Healthcare Waste […] Read More

Best Practices in the Medical Waste Disposal Industry

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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 Disposal Service Area

Healthcare Waste Management services the entire state of Michigan including the following cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Warren, Sterling Heights, South Lyon, Saginaw, Holland, Dearborn, Livonia, Jackson, Port Huron, Troy, Westland, Farmington Hills and Battle Creek for medical waste and related services.

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