St. Joseph, MO Medical
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St. Joseph Medical Waste Disposal Services

St. Joseph 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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If you are in St. Joseph or the surrounding area and create medical or sharps waste of any amount, large or small, you need to have your waste picked up. Along with the usual medical, biohazardous waste or sharps pickups we also offer some unique services for companies with more specific needs. For example, we have secure document shredding for disposing of sensitive information, online compliance training and more.

Committed to Low Costs

Every medical waste disposal company understands that it’s a requirement to have your waste picked up, and sometimes these companies use that fact to their advantage by over charging for basic services. Not only do we take cost cutting measures by always searching for new and more efficient technologies, we also take major steps to ensure you are never paying too much for these services. The major step we take is owning our waste disposal plant. A lot of companies take the waste they pick up to a separate disposal facility and pay this facility to destroy your waste which obviously raises prices.

St. Joseph, Missouri

St. Joseph has a strangely diverse economy for a city of it’s size. For instance the top 10 largest employers in the city are each in a different industries when generally each city has a specialty. Some of these companies include Triumph Foods, the school district, American Family Insurance and more.

Healthcare Systems

If you are sick in St. Joseph you should go to the Mosaic Medical Center on Faraon Street. This location of Mosaic Medical has just under 400 beds and treats over 50 different afflictions. If you need low cost prescriptions the hospital has a 340B Program that allows them to buy bulk pharmaceuticals and sell them to their patients for a low price. This hospital specializes in diabetes care, breast cancer, infectious disease and more.

St. Joseph, 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.

St. Joseph, MO About

St. Joseph (informally St. Joe) is a city in and the county seat of Buchanan County, Missouri, United States. Small parts of St. Joseph extend into Andrew County, Missouri. St. Joseph is known for hosting the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp every year at Missouri Western State University. It is the principal city of the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Buchanan, Andrew, and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, St. Joseph had a total population of 76,780, making it the eighth largest city in the state, and the third largest in Northwest Missouri. St. Joseph is located roughly thirty miles north of the Kansas City, Missouri city limits and approximately 125 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska.

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St. Joseph, MO Resources

St Joseph City Hall

https://www.stjoemo.info/facilities/facility/details/City-Hall-4
1100 Frederick Ave #303
St Joseph, Missouri 64501
(816) 271-4730

St. Joseph Police Department

https://www.stjoemo.info/580/Police-Department
501 Faraon St
St Joseph, Missouri 64501
(816) 271-4777

St Joseph Fire Headquarters

https://www.stjoemo.info/210/Fire-Department
401 S 7th St
St Joseph, Missouri 64501
(816) 271-4603

Mosaic Medical Center

https://www.mymlc.com/Main/Location/st-joseph-mo/mosaic-medical-center-st.-joseph/
5325 Faraon St
St Joseph, Missouri 64506
(816) 271-6000

Children's Mercy St. Joseph

https://www.childrensmercy.org/
802 N Riverside Rd #105
St Joseph, Missouri 64506
(816) 236-6900

Apria Healthcare Supply

https://www.apria.com/
4416 S 40th St
St Joseph, Missouri 64503
(816) 233-2449

St. Joseph, MO Interesting Information

on the Missouri/Kansas border in northwestern Missouri, also close to Nebraska; Iowa is another 70 miles farther north. The nearest major metropolitan area to St. Joseph is the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, which begins approximately 30 miles to the south. The nearest major airport is Kansas City International Airport, which is approximately 35 miles to the south.

St. Joseph, 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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