Duluth, MN Medical
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Duluth Medical Waste Disposal Services

Duluth Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in  Minnesota. Including: medical waste disposal, infectious waste disposal, biohazard 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 Minnesota 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 Duluth

A wide variety of Native American tribes inhabited the land of Duluth before the first European settlers arrived, but the last and perhaps duluth medical waste disopsalmost well known is the Chippewa tribe. The Chippewa peoples were prominent traders in their area, facilitating trades between the French fur traders and other tribes in the region.

By the 20th century Duluth had become the busiest trading port in the whole United States. In fact in the very early 1900s Duluth became home to the most millionaires per capita out of any state in the country. Many Finnish people moved to Duluth due to the large European population and number of jobs available. Due to this Duluth has the largest population of Finns outside of Finland. After the decline of American manufacturing hit Duluth it became largely a town of tourism and downtown Duluth was renovated to reflect this.

These days Duluth's economy is mostly fueled by tourism, banking and healthcare. Almost $500 million are spent each year by tourists while the two hospitals in Duluth alone make up 8,000 jobs.

We Control Your Waste

The fact that we own our disposal plants gives us a massive leg up in terms of our control of your waste. By being able to use the most efficient and environmentally friendly waste disposal processes we not only cut your prices but also provide higher quality service. Along with that we use reusable waste containers, further lowering prices and also lowering our impact on the environment.

Duluth, MN 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.

Duluth, MN About

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 87.43 square miles; 67.79 square miles is land and 19.64 square miles is water. It is Minnesota's second-largest city by land area, surpassed only by Hibbing. Of its 87.3 square miles, 68 square miles, or 77.89%, is land and 19.3 square miles, or 22.11%, is water. Duluth's canal connects Lake Superior to the Duluth–Superior harbor and the Saint Louis River. It is spanned by the Aerial Lift Bridge, which connects Canal Park with Minnesota Point. Minnesota Point is about 7 miles long, and when included with adjacent Wisconsin Point, which extends 3 miles from the city of Superior, Wisconsin, is the largest freshwater baymouth bar in the world at a total of 10 miles.

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Duluth, MN Resources

The City of Duluth

https://duluthmn.gov/
411 W 1st St
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 730-5000

Duluth Chamber of Commerce

https://duluthchamber.com/
5 W 1st St #101
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 722-5501

Duluth Enviromental Office

https://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/
320 W 2nd St
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(800) 450-9777

St. Mary's Children's Hospital

https://www.essentiahealth.org/find-facility/profile/essentia-health-st-marys-childrens-hospital-duluth/
400 E. Third Street Floor 8 West
Duluth, Minnesota 55805
(218) 786-4000

St. Luke's Hospital

https://www.slhduluth.com/
915 E 1st St
Duluth, Minnesota 55805
(218) 249-5555

Lake Superior Medical Equipment

https://www.lakesuperiormedicalequipment.com/
522 E 4th St
Duluth, Minnesota 55805
(218) 727-0600

Duluth, MN Interesting Information

Duluth is a port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County. Duluth has a population of 85,884 and is Minnesota's fourth-largest city. It is the second-largest city on Lake Superior, after Thunder Bay, Ontario. It has the largest metropolitan area on the lake, with a population of 279,771 in 2010, the second-largest in the state. Situated on the north shore of Lake Superior at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes, Duluth is accessible to oceangoing vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles away via the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Duluth, MN 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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Medical Waste Disposal Service Area

Healthcare Waste Management services the entire state of Minnesota including the following cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Woodbury, Eagan, Blaine, Eden Prairie, Lakeville, Coon Rapids, Mankato, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Apple Valley, Edina for medical waste and related services.

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