Nashville, TN Medical
Waste Disposal

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Nashville Medical Waste Disposal Services

Nashville 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

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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Medical Waste Disposal Nashville

Nashville, TN is a major center for the healthcare industry, thus the need for medical waste disposal is also great. With Healthcare systems like Nashville General and Saint Thomas just to name a few and private practices and emergency medical waste disposal nashville tennesseecare clinics like Community Quick Care of Nashville or Dr Trudie Goers over on 24th Ave. you can imagine the varied need for medical waste disposal. From large hospital medical waste generators to single practices Healthcare Waste Management is equipped to handle both large and small generators. We provide medical waste disposal services sometimes called infectious or biohazardous waste, including sharps container disposal. We are much more than just a hauler; a hauler is a medical waste company that simply hauls the waste from your facility to the processing plant that destroys your medical waste. We are setup to provide complete medical waste management services. What this means for you our customers is we directly employ and train the drivers that come to your facility, we own, maintain and equip the trucks that haul your waste and we own the processing plants that destroy your waste.

Why? Customer Service, Pricing

To provide our customers with complete management of your medical waste we had to own the entire process. We feel this also provides better pricing and customer service. If you fill up sooner than expected give us a call, we manage the routes the trucks take and the drivers, we can re-route and change schedules with ease.  

When we own the entire process of your medical waste disposal, that allows liberties that other companies may not have. Most companies will have to pay another company to dispose of your medical waste, we do not have to, we own our own plants. That means only one company involved in your process which helps keep cost down. Another way we control cost is by making sure the trucks are taking the most efficient routes with our state-of-the-art routing system. This helps keep cost down while lessoning the impact on the environment.

Nashville, 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.

Nashville, TN About

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. It is the 24th most-populous city in the United States. Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, the city was founded in 1779. The city grew quickly due to its strategic location as a port on the Cumberland River and, in the 19th century, a railroad center. Nashville seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War; in 1862 it was the first state capital in the Confederacy to fall to Union troops. After the war, the city reclaimed its position and developed a manufacturing base.

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Nashville, TN Resources

The City of Nashville

https://www.nashville.gov
1 Public Square
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
(615) 862-5000

Nashville Fire Department

https://www.nashville.gov/Fire-Department.aspx
63 Hermitage Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
615-862-5421

Health Department Nashville

https://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department.aspx
2500 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
(615) 340-5616

Nashville Police Department

https://www.nashville.gov/Police-Department.aspx
936 E Trinity Ln
Nashville, Tennessee 37207
(615) 862-7600

Nashville General Hospital

https://nashvillegeneral.org
1818 Albion St
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
(615) 341-4000

The Children's Hospital

https://thechildrenshospitalnashville.com
2220 Patterson St
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 342-1000

Nashville, TN Interesting Information

Nashville lies on the Cumberland River in the northwestern portion of the Nashville Basin. Nashville's elevation ranges from its lowest point, 385 feet above sea level at the Cumberland River, to its highest point, 1,163 feet above sea level in the Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Nashville also sits at the start of the Highland Rim, a Geophysical region of very hilly area. Because of this Nashville is very hilly. Nashville also has some standalone hills around the city such as the hill on which the Tennessee State Capitol building sits.

Nashville, 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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