Franklin, TN Medical
Waste Disposal

We save you Money by owning our own treatment plants, trucks, & employing our own drivers, from cradle-to-grave we own your medical waste!

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Franklin Medical Waste Disposal Services

Franklin 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.

biohazard waste

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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pharmaceutical waste

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

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 waste

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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Medical Waste Disposal Franklin

At Healthcare Waste Management, our passion is to help you reduce your medical waste, risk, and cost. That is our tag line and we print it on all our trucks. Those are not just words, we back it up by investing in our business so, we Medical Waste Disposal Franklin Tennesseecan properly take care of your business.

How?

Your medical waste after being generated in your facility will go into a medical waste bin, from there when full it will go to a medical waste storage room and await pickup from a medical waste company.

After it gets picked up and placed in the truck, it then gets transported to a medical waste destruction plant, once destroyed you will get a manifest stating that your waste has properly been destroyed.

There are three basic contact points for your medical waste.

  1. The driver that comes to your office and picks up your waste.
  2. The truck that hauls your medical waste.
  3. The processing plant that destroys your waste.

To try and figure out what type of service you could expect before hiring a medical waste company, ask these three simple questions.

  1. Are the people that come into my office your direct W2 employees?
  2. Do you own the trucks that will haul my waste?
  3. Do you own the treatment plants that will destroy my waste?

If the drivers are not direct W2 employees, how can the company you are speaking with provide any type of controls, safety precautions, disciplinary, route changes, etc. it is all out of their control.

If the company you are speaking with does not own the trucks then it is harder for them to ensure proper safety precautions are being followed, it is harder for them to change routes, control miss pickups and all of the service type of issues.

If the company you are speaking with does not own the medical waste destruction plants, that means they must hire another company to process the waste, now there are two companies making money from your one bill.

At Healthcare Waste Management, we own the trucks, processing plants and directly employ our drivers. Call us today for a free quote.

Franklin, 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.

Franklin, TN About

Franklin is a city in, and the county seat of, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. About 21 miles south of Nashville, it is one of the principal cities of the Nashville metropolitan area and Middle Tennessee. As of 2018, its estimated population was 80,914, and it is the seventh-largest city in Tennessee.

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Franklin, TN Resources

The City of Franklin

https://www.franklintn.gov
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
615-791-3217

Franklin Fire Station

https://www.franklintn.gov/government/departments-a-j/fire
907 Murfreesboro Rd
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 791-3270

Franklin Police Department

https://www.franklintn.gov/government/departments-k-z/police
900 Columbia Ave
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 794-2513

Franklin Environmental Services

https://www.franklintn.gov/government/departments-k-z/sanitation-and-environmental-services
417 Century Ct
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 794-1516

Chamber of Commerce

https://www.williamsonchamber.com
5005 Meridian Blvd #150
Franklin, Tennessee 37067
(615) 771-1912

Williamson Medical Center

https://williamsonmedicalcenter.org
4321 Carothers Pkwy
Franklin, Tennessee 37067
(615) 435-5000

Franklin, TN Interesting Information

Franklin has benefited from its proximity to Nashville, whose growth has been a catalyst for this county seat. The city is home to major health-care related businesses such as HealthSpring, Clarcor, Community Health Systems, Healthways, Home Instead Senior Care, MedSolutions Inc, and Renal Advantage Inc. In addition, Magazines.com, the Provident Music Group, World Christian Broadcasting, and gas utility Atmos Energy's Kentucky/Mid-States division's North American headquarters are in Franklin. Automakers Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors also have their North American corporate headquarters in Franklin.

Franklin, 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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