Independence, MO Medical
Waste Disposal

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Independence Medical Waste Disposal Services

Independence 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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Independence Medical Waste Disposal

If you’re looking for your basic medical waste disposal no matter how small or large the amount of waste you generate is. In fact we not independence medical wasteonly have medical waste disposal, we also have pharmaceutical waste disposal and biohazardous/infectious waste disposal. Those with more specialized needs like secure product or hard drive disposal will be happy to know we also offer these services.

Always Saving Money

The fact that medical waste disposal is often so expensive is truly a shame. Many medical waste disposal companies know that you are legally required to have your waste picked up and take advantage of this fact with high pricing. They don’t even actually dispose of your waste at all, they take it to a third party disposal plant who actually disposes of it. This raises costs dramatically and we know that. That is why Healthcare Waste Management owns our waste disposal facilities and we are happy to pass these savings on to you.

Independence, Missouri

Independence is the 5th largest city in Missouri and was founded in the mid 1800s. Independence quickly became an important fur trading town and had much immigration largely because of it’s location on the Mississippi River. These days the city has a population of just above 110,000 people and the largest employers in the city include the public school system and arms manufacturer Northrop Grumman. Independence has 7 libraries, giving the city one of the highest libraries per capita ratios in the country.

Healthcare Systems

Independence is served by the Centerpoint Medical Center located on East 39th Street. This hospital has almost 300 beds available to patients, a state of the art emergency department, and an award winning heart program. The specialties available at Centerpoint include bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, cancer care, rehabilitation programs and more. Also, the only Level 2 Trauma Center in the county is found here along with a neonatal intensive care unit.

Independence, 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.

Independence, MO About

Independence is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. It lies within Jackson County, of which it is the county seat. Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2010, it had a total population of 116,830.

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Independence, MO Resources

Independence City Hall

https://visitindependence.com/
111 E Maple Ave
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 325-7000

Independence Police Department

https://www.facebook.com/ipdinfo/
223 N Memorial Dr
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 325-7300

Independence Chamber of Commerce

https://ichamber.biz/
210 W Truman Rd
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 252-4745

Centerpoint Medical Center

https://centerpointmedical.com/
19600 East 39th St S
Independence, Missouri 64057
(816) 698-7000

Swope Health Independence

https://www.swopehealth.org/swope-health-independence/
11320 E Truman Rd
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 627-2000

Kansas City Home Medical Supply

https://kchomemed.com/
16631 East 23rd St S
Independence, Missouri 64055
(816) 461-7676

Independence, MO Interesting Information

Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure for the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails. Independence was also the hometown of U.S. President Harry S. Truman; the Truman Presidential Library and Museum is located in the city, and Truman and First Lady Bess Truman are buried here. The city is also sacred to many Latter Day Saints, with Joseph Smith's 1831 Temple Lot being located here, as well as the headquarters of several Latter Day Saint factions.

Independence, 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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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

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