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

St. Louis 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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St. Louis Medical Waste Disposal

In St. Louis along with every other city in the United States if your business generates any amount of medical waste medical waste disposal saint louis missouriyou must have it picked up by a licensed medical waste disposal company. These aren’t the only services a healthcare company may need, however. We offer services such as OSHA compliance training, paper and hard drive destruction, pharmaceutical disposal and more.

Always Saving Money

We at Healthcare Waste Management know that every healthcare business out there wants to cut their overhead. We also believe that medical waste disposal shouldn’t be as expensive as it often can be. Some of the actions we take to make sure your business can keep your costs as low as possible are using reusable sharps and biohazardous waste containers and high tech GPS routing.

The most important step we take is owning our disposal plant. Many waste disposal companies don’t own their plants and therefor have to pay a third party plant to sanitize and destroy your waste, greatly increasing prices for no reason.

St. Louis, Missouri

Like many cities in the state of Missouri, St. Louis was founded by french fur traders in the 1700s. America took ownership of the state with the Louisiana Purchase and shortly after became a major shipping hub due to the Mississippi River. These days St. Louis is home to many universities such as St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis. Also, 9 of the 10 Fortune 500 companies that are in Missouri are located in St. Louis.

Healthcare Systems

St. Louis is home to more than five hospitals across the city such as the Kindred Hospital on Lindell Blvd, the Barnes-Jewish hospital, the St. Alexius Hospital on South Broadway and more. Kindred Hospital may have only 60 beds but this fact makes it even more equipped with handling addiction treatment. The small, personal environment ensures each patient gets the exact amount of help they need. St. Alexius on the other hand has just under 400 inpatient beds available and they treat conditions from gastroenterology to cardiology.

St. Louis, 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. Louis, MO About

St. Louis is an independent city in Missouri. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Missouri; however, the independent city of St. Louis is the second largest city in Missouri, behind Kansas City. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms the state line between Illinois and Missouri. The Missouri River merges with the Mississippi River 15 river miles north of Downtown St. Louis, forming the fourth longest river system in the world. The estimated 2018 population of the city proper was 302,838 and the bi-state metropolitan area was 2,804,724. Greater St. Louis is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, second-largest in Illinois, seventh-largest in the Great Lakes Megalopolis, and the 20th-largest in the United States.

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St. Louis, MO Resources

Saint Louis City Hall

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/city-hall.cfm
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 622-4800

Saint Louis Police Department

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/public-safety/police/index.cfm
1915 Olive
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212

Saint Louis Fire Department

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/public-safety/fire/index.cfm
1421 N. Jefferson Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

https://www.barnesjewish.org/
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 747-3000

Kindred Hospital St. Louis

https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/locations/transitional-care-hospitals/kindred-hospital-st-louis
4930 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
(314) 361-8700

St. Louis Regional Chamber

https://www.stlregionalchamber.com
One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300
Saint Louis, Missouri 63102
(314) 231-5555

St. Louis, MO Interesting Information

The city is built primarily on bluffs and terraces that rise 100–200 feet above the western banks of the Mississippi River, just south of the Missouri-Mississippi confluence. Much of the area is a fertile and gently rolling prairie that features low hills and broad, shallow valleys. Both the Mississippi River and the Missouri River have cut large valleys with wide flood plains.

St. Louis, 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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