Rochester, MN Medical
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Rochester Medical Waste Disposal Services

Rochester 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 Importance of Healthcare in Rochesterrochester medical waste disposal

Obviously healthcare is a very important facet of many towns both because of the healing they do and the impact on the local economy. Rochester has a much closer relationship with it’s healthcare system than many towns. The largest employer in the city is Mayo Clinic with around 35,000 employees while the largest only has 2,800. In fact the whole downtown of Rochester is essentially made up of the Mayo Clinic’s facilities along with the hotels and restaurants that surround the hospital.

The Mayo Clinic has been regularly voted number 1 or at least in the top 5 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for almost 30 years running. Fortune publishes a list of the 100 best companies to work for and Mayo Clinic has been on this list for over 15 years. The Clinic is not only know for it’s top of the line healthcare facilities and staff, but for their wonderful research programs as well.

How We Save These Clinics Money

An important part about running a top of the line health clinic anywhere is cutting down costs when necessary and possible. This includes not overspending on your medical waste disposal costs. Many disposal companies don’t destroy your waste at all. They simply haul your waste from your location to the destruction plant they pay to destroy waste. This can drastically raise costs by adding an unnecessary step to the process.

Healthcare Waste Management owns our own disposal facilities. We control your waste the whole way through and pass the savings that brings on.

Rochester, 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.

Rochester, MN About

Rochester lies alongside the South Fork of the Zumbro River which is 57.6 miles long and is ringed by gentle hills and largely surrounded by farmland within a deciduous forest biome. The Zumbro Watershed flows through 1,422 square miles of agricultural and urban lands. Located in southeast Minnesota, the City of Rochester falls within the Driftless Area: the only region in North America that was never glaciated and contains deeply-carved river valleys. The rugged terrain is due both to the lack of glacial deposits, or drift, and to the incision of the upper Mississippi River and its tributaries into bedrock. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 54.75 square miles, of which 54.59 square miles of it is land and 0.16 square miles is water. The city is located 85 miles southeast of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Rochester, MN Resources

The City of Rochester

https://www.rochestermn.gov
201 4th St SE #266
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
(507) 328-2000

Rochester Chamber of Commerce

https://www.rochestermnchamber.com/
220 S Broadway STE 100
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
(507) 288-1122

Public Health Services

https://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/OCPHS/Pages/default.aspx
2100 Campus Dr SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
(507) 328-7500

Mayo Clinic Hospital

https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/minnesota/campus-buildings-maps/mayo-clinic-hospital-saint-marys-campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
(507) 255-5123

Community Dental Care Rochester

https://www.cdentc.org/
2120 US-14
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
(507) 258-7934

Reliable Medical Supply

https://www.reliamed.com/
3555 9th St NW #300
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
(507) 218-3880

Rochester, MN Interesting Information

Rochester is a city founded in 1854 in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County located on the Zumbro River's south fork in Southeast Minnesota. It is Minnesota's third-largest city and the largest city located outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2018, the Rochester metropolitan area had a population estimated at 219,802. According to the 2010 United States Census the city had a population of 106,769. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the 2018 population was 116,961. It is the home of the Mayo Clinic and a major IBM facility, one of the company's largest at its peak. The city has long been rated as one of the best places to live in the United States by multiple publications such as Money.

Rochester, 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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Working in the healthcare community has its risks, one being the exposure to bloodborne pathogens.  Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans.  These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  These are serious infections with even more serious […] Read More

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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