Cookeville, TN Medical
Waste Disposal

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Cookeville Medical Waste Disposal Services

Cookeville Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in Tennessee. Including: biohazard waste disposal, medical waste disposal, infectious waste disposal, sharps disposal and compliance training plus, secure document shredding. Contact us today for a quick, customized quote to fit your facilities 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

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

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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Healthcare Waste Management, Inc. services all of Tennessee for your biohazard waste and medical 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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Cookeville Medical Waste Disposal

Every medical facility needs medical waste disposal, weather you generate one pound a year or a thousand pounds a week. We are cookeville medical waste disposalhappy to provide the standard pickup services to any size practice all at high quality and low prices. Along with these we offer some nonstandard services such as shredding and compliance training. If you need secure product, paper or hard drive shredding we have you covered.

The Importance of Savings

Medical waste is necessary, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. We know you don’t want to spend unnecessarily on things that don’t have to be expensive. You want to save that money and spend it on useful programs and building new infrastructure. That’s why we have taken drastic steps that many other companies aren’t willing to take. We own the disposal plant we take your waste to instead of paying a company to destroy your waste. We are able to cut our costs by doing this and give these savings to you.

Cookeville, Tennessee

Cookeville is a major economic hub in Tennessee and is home to the Tennessee Technical University. The city has a population of over 100,000 and it continues to grow year by year. The city is named after Richard Cooke, one of the founding settlers and first senators in the area. There are nearly 150 manufacturing plants in Cookeville employing almost 10,000 people in the city.

Healthcare Systems

Cookeville Regional Medical Center was opened in 1921 as a small 15 bed hospital. Having grown from a small time hospital with less than 30 doctors to today where they employ over 200 physicians and more than 2,000 total employees. They can serve patients with problems like heart failure, colon cancer, autoimmune diseases, diabetes care and much more. Located on Medical Center Boulevard this award winning hospital is proud to serve the people of Cookeville.

Cookeville, TN 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.

Cookeville, TN About

Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Its population at the 2010 census was 30,435.[7] It is the county seat and largest city of Putnam County and home to Tennessee Technological University. It is recognized as one of the country's micropolitan areas, smaller cities which nevertheless function as significant economic hubs. Of the twenty micropolitan areas in Tennessee, Cookeville is the largest; the Cookeville micropolitan area's 2010 Census population was 106,042. The U.S. Census Bureau ranked the Cookeville micropolitan area as the 7th largest-gaining micropolitan area in the country between 2018-2019 with a one-year gain of 1,796 and a 2019 population of 114,272.

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Cookeville, TN Resources

Cookville City Hall

https://www.cookeville-tn.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/City-Hall-15
45 E Broad St
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
(931) 526-9591

Cookeville Police Department

https://www.cookeville-tn.gov/245/Police-Department
10 E Broad St
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
(931) 526-2125

Cookeville Fire Department

https://www.cookeville-tn.gov/164/Fire-Department
45 E Broad St
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
(931) 526-2121

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

https://crmchealth.org/
1 Medical Center Blvd
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
(931) 528-2541

Vanderbilt Children's General

https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/locations/vanderbilt-childrens-general-surgery-cookeville
100 W 4th St Suite 320
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
(615) 936-1050

Buckeye Home Medical Equipment

https://whybuckeye.com/
1150 Perimeter Park Dr suite a
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
(931) 526-5545

Cookeville, TN Interesting Information

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.0 square miles, of which 21.9 square milesis land and 0.2 square miles (0.77%) is water. Located on the Highland Rim, Cookeville's elevation is a few hundred feet higher than either Nashville or Knoxville. As a result, temperatures and humidity levels are generally slightly lower in Cookeville than in either the Nashville Basin or in the Tennessee Valley. Three man-made lakes maintained by the Corps of Engineers are located near Cookeville, created to help flood control in the narrow valleys of the Cumberland Plateau: Center Hill Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, and Dale Hollow Lake.

Cookeville, TN 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.

Medical Waste Disposal

April 10, 2017

Medical waste, when improperly treated and disposed of, is potentially harmful to others and to the environment. Medical waste is generated in a number of ways but usually as a result of the treatment, immunization, or care of humans or animals. Due to treatment, waste is generated, and that waste could be potentially dangerous or […] Read More

Best Practices in the Medical Waste Disposal Industry

August 11, 2015

If your healthcare practice has medical waste, the law says it’s up to you to figure out how to best dispose of it.  Making sure to exercise proper disposal is a choice that reflects positively on the environment as well as the integrity of your company.  Follow these best practices to safely and efficiently dispose […] Read More

Medical Waste Generation

July 6, 2015

Healthcare Waste Management disposes of medical waste for many different types of facilities.  From hospitals, to dentists, to funeral homes, we deal with different types of waste from a variety of sources.  But just how much medical waste is there?  And where is it coming from? As of 2013, there were approximately one million hospital […] Read More

The Obscurity of Medical Waste in America

June 29, 2015

When it comes to state and federal regulations, things are a bit hazy in labeling a substance as medical waste.  In fact, different terms such as “hospital waste,” “biomedical waste,” and “infectious waste” consistently appear in state and federal laws and guidelines, yet there is currently no set test to determine when a solid waste […] Read More

History of the Medical Waste Tracking Act

June 15, 2015

Proper disposal of bio-medical waste is something Healthcare Waste Management takes very seriously, meeting and exceeding industry regulations and constantly working to make the process as safe and efficient as possible.  Unfortunately not everybody does or has done the same. In 1988, Congress enacted the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, a United States federal […] Read More

Medical Waste Disposal Service Area

Healthcare Waste Management services the entire state of Tennessee including the following cities: Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Johnson City, Kingsport, Franklin, Jackson, Cleveland, Bristol, Morristown, Bartlett, Hendersonville, Collierville, Smyrna, Cookeville, Brentwood, Spring Hill for medical waste and related services.

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