Springfield, MO Medical
Waste Disposal

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Springfield Medical Waste Disposal Services

Springfield 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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Springfield Medical Waste Disposal

Healthcare Waste Management is proud to offer affordable medical waste disposal services, but that’s not all. Along with our medical, springfield medical waste disposalinfectious and biohazardous waste disposal we also offer OSHA and HHS online compliance training. If you have new employees or employees who need refreshers contact us. Also we are happy to provide secure product, paper and hard drive shredding.

Keeping Costs Low

As a cost saving measure we at HWM take a few innovative steps when it comes to our waste disposal. Firstly, we use the highest tech routing technology available to us. This lets our drivers take the most efficient routes during their pickups ensuring the least amount of unnecessary driving possible. Another step we take are our reusable sharps and biohazardous waste containers. Generally when your waste is picked up the container is disposed of along with the waste, but with us we sanitize the high tech container and reuse it.

Springfield, Missouri

Springfields population is just under 170,000 people and impressively their gross domestic product totals just over 18 billion dollars in 2016. More than 10 large companies are headquartered in Springfield including O’Reilly Auto Parts, Bass Pro Shop, Springfield ReManufacturing and more. The largest employer in the city is Mercy Health System with CoxHealth coming in close second.

Healthcare Systems

As you can see above, healthcare is a very important part of Springfield’s economy. More than that these healthcare facilities are important to the health of Springfield’s population. The main healthcare centers in the city are Cox North Hospital and Mercy Hospital Springfield. Cox North may be small, with only 70 beds, but they still see just about 30,000 emergency room visits every year. On the other hand Mercy has nearly 800 beds and has a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Springfield, 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.

Springfield, MO About

Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 159,498. As of 2018, the Census Bureau estimated its population at 168,122. It is the principal city of the Springfield metropolitan area, which has a population of 462,369 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, and Webster.

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Springfield, MO Resources

City of Springfield

https://www.springfieldmo.gov/
840 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 864-1000

Springfield Missouri Police Department

https://www.springfieldmo.gov/171/Police
321 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 864-1810

Springfield Missouri Fire Department

https://www.springfieldmo.gov/399/Fire-Department
830 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 874-2300

Mercy Hospital Springfield

https://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-hospital-springfield
1235 E Cherokee St
Springfield, Missouri 65804
(417) 820-2000

Cox North Hospital

https://www.coxhealth.com/
1423 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 269-3000

Bach Medical Supply

https://www.bachmedicalsupply.com/
1711 E Sunshine St
Springfield, Missouri 65804
(417) 883-1400

Springfield, MO Interesting Information

Springfield is on the Springfield Plateau of the Ozarks region of southwest Missouri. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 82.31 square miles, of which 81.72 square miles is land and 0.59 square miles (0.7%) is water. The city of Springfield is mainly flat with rolling hills and cliffs surrounding its south, east, and north sections. Springfield is on the Springfield Plateau, which reaches from Northwest Arkansas to Central Missouri.

Springfield, 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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