Knoxville, TN Medical
Waste Disposal

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Knoxville Medical Waste Disposal Services

Knoxville 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 Knoxville

If you need medical waste disposal services in Knoxville, it would be worth reading the few paragraphs below about medical waste disposal knoxville tennesseeHealthcare Waste Management and why we honestly believe, we are a better choice. We have invested in our business beyond what most companies in the medical waste disposal industry do, we did it for one reason. To be able to take care of our customers from start to finish, with our processes.

At Healthcare Waste Management we wanted to provide the best possible service, that means directly employing the drivers and training them, it is simple. We also wanted to provide the best service at the best pricing, that means we have direction over the trucks so we can ensure they are properly equipped to handle the medical waste safely and that they take the most efficient routes to save on cost. We also knew we had to cut out the ‘middleman’ most companies must use and that is the company that destroys your medical waste. With us we own the processing plants too, so it is one company start to finish. We did all of this to be able to provide you with the best possible service at the most economical pricing.

With Healthcare Waste Management as your vendor, we are the only company involved in your medical waste disposal service, our drivers, our trucks, and our treatment plants that destroy your medical waste. We do this to provide our customers with innovation (cost saving processes) and customer service that is unparalleled. Call us today for a quote are to ask any questions you may have; we are always happy to help.

So, whether you are a large hospital with multiple waste streams or a single practice with medical waste we can help. Call Healthcare Waste Management today for a quote in just a couple of minutes. You can reach us at 888-427-5797 we are always glad to help in any way we can.

Knoxville, 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.

Knoxville, TN About

Knoxville is the home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, whose sports teams, the Tennessee Volunteers, are popular in the surrounding area. Knoxville is also home to the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for East Tennessee, and the corporate headquarters of several national and regional companies. As one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville has positioned itself in recent years as a repository of Appalachian culture and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Knoxville, TN Resources

The City of Knoxville

https://knoxvilletn.gov/
400 Main Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(865) 215-2040

Knoxville Fire Department

https://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/fire_department
600 W Summit Hill Dr SW
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(865) 595-4480

Knoxville Police Department

https://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/police_department
800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
(865) 215-7000

Knoxville Public Works

https://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/public_service
3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37909
(865) 215-2060

Knox County Health Department

https://knoxcounty.org/health
140 Dameron Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
(865) 215-5000

Select Specialty Hospital

https://knoxville.selectspecialtyhospitals.com
1901 Clinch Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
(865) 331-2600

Knoxville, TN Interesting Information

Knoxville is situated in the Great Appalachian Valley (known locally as the Tennessee Valley), about halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. The Great Valley is part of a sub-range of the Appalachian Mountains known as the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, which is characterized by long, narrow ridges, flanked by broad valleys. Prominent Ridge-and-Valley structures in the Knoxville area include Sharp's Ridge and Beaver Ridge in the northern part of the city, Brown Mountain in South Knoxville, parts of Bays Mountain just south of the city, and parts of McAnnally Ridge in the northeastern part of the city.

Knoxville, 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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