Cape Girardeau, MO Medical
Waste Disposal

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Cape Girardeau Medical Waste Disposal Services

Cape Girardeau Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in Missouri. 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 Missouri 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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Cape Girardeau Medical Waste Disposal

No matter the amount of medical waste you generate we at HWM are happy to provide our quality services. We can offer medical waste cape girardeau medical waste disposaldisposal, pharmaceutical waste pickup, sharps waste disposal and much more for the convenience of your practice. Not only do we offer disposal services, though, we also are happy to train your employees through our online compliance training for OSHA, HHS and more.

Constant Savings

Not only do we save you money by technological advances such as state of the art truck routing and reusable sharps containers, we also take a larger structural step to ensure we always have the highest quality service at the lowest cost. Your average waste disposal company doesn’t actually destroy your waste. They are actually just haulers, they haul your waste from your practice to a waste disposal plant and have to pay to have your waste destroyed. We own the waste disposal plant we use which greatly saves money.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Healthcare is a large part of the Cape’s economy and fuels the lives of many people in the city. Southeast Health and St. Francis Hospital are the top two employers in the city employing more than 5,500 people between them. Along with the healthcare sector there are the public schools and universities that play a large part in the economy.

Healthcare Systems

As I mentioned above the hospitals Southeast Health and St. Francis Medical Center. Southeast Hospital has treatment centers for over 50 specialties and sees around 10,000 inpatient stays a year and a staggering 120,000 outpatient visits every year. Saint Francis has 306 beds available for their inpatient visits, saw over 42,000 emergency room visits and over 9,000 surgeries performed in 2019.

Cape Girardeau, MO 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.

Cape Girardeau, MO About

Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau County in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is located approximately 115 miles southeast of St. Louis and 175 miles north of Memphis. As of the 2018 United States Census Bureau estimates, the city's population was 39,853, making it the 17th-largest city in Missouri, and the largest city in Southeast Missouri. An emerging college town, it is the home of Southeast Missouri State University.

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Cape Girardeau, MO Resources

Cape Girardeau City Hall

https://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/
401 Independence St
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
(573) 339-6300

Cape Girardeau Police Department

https://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/departments/police
2530 Maria Louise Ln
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 335-6621

Cape Girardeau Fire Department

https://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/departments/fire
1 S Sprigg St
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
(573) 339-6330

Southeast Hospital

https://www.sehealth.org/locations/southeast-hospital
1701 Lacey St
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 334-4822

Saint Francis Medical Center

https://www.sfmc.net/
211 St Francis Dr
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
(573) 331-3000

Provider Plus Medical Supply

https://www.providerplus.com/locations.htm
252 Siemers Dr
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 651-6521

Cape Girardeau, MO Interesting Information

There are 39 historic sites in Cape Girardeau that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Of these, eight are historic districts, such as Cape Girardeau Commercial Historic District, which was listed in 2000 and includes multiple contributing properties. The growth of the town can be documented through Sanborn Maps, over 80 of which are available online. Other landmarks include the Fort D Historic Site and the Confederate War Memorial.

Cape Girardeau, MO 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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