Smyrna, TN Medical
Waste Disposal

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Smyrna Medical Waste Disposal Services

Smyrna 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

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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Smyrna Medical Waste Disposal

For those who need their waste picked up in the Smyrna area, you are in the right place. We are proud to serve middle Tennessee with smyrna medical waste disposalnot only medical waste, but biohazardous waste pickup, sharps disposal, and pharmaceutical waste pickup. We also offer a wide variety of add on services like product shredding and many types of online compliance training.

The Importance of Savings

We know saving money is important to your practice, and we also know you don’t want to cut costs on the important stuff. That’s why we offer high quality services at a low price. Many companies take advantage of the fact that having your waste picked up is legally required and charge high prices. We have taken major steps to ensure that our costs stay low, and many other companies aren’t willing to take this step. We own the waste disposal plant we use to destroy your waste. This not only keeps prices low by removing unnecessary costs, this also means we have more control of your waste.

Smyrna, Tennessee

Smyrna has been voted as one of the best places to retire due to the friendly neighborhood and low housing prices. The town was incorporated in 1869 and today has a population of nearly 60,000 people. Nissan is the major employer in the city as they have a manufacturing plant in town that manufactures nearly a million cars per year.

Healthcare Systems

TriStar Stonecrest Hospital is here for the sick of Smyrna. The hospital was opened in the 2000s and has just over 100 beds available. They employ over 500 physicians in almost 50 specialties and are also one of the largest employers in the city. There is an onsite emergency room along with state of the art diagnostic software and imaging.

Smyrna, 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.

Smyrna, TN About

Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Smyrna's population was 39,974 at the 2010 census and estimated to be 50,775 in 2018. In 2007, U.S. News & World Report listed Smyrna as one of the best places in the United States to retire.

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Smyrna, TN Resources

Smyrna Town Hall

https://www.townofsmyrna.org/
315 S Lowry St
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
(615) 459-2553

Smyrna Police Department

https://www.townofsmyrna.org/departments/police
400 Enon Springs Rd E
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
(615) 459-6644

Smyrna Fire Station

https://www.townofsmyrna.org/departments/fire/stations
2200 Rock Springs Rd
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
(615) 459-6644

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

https://tristarstonecrest.com/
200 StoneCrest Boulevard
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
(615) 768-2000

Vanderbilt Children's Primary Care

https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/
515 Stonecrest Pkwy Suite 150
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
(615) 875-7337

Hometown Respiratory Consultants

https://aerocaredirect.com/
13181 Old Nashville Hwy Suite 120
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
(615) 913-8054

Smyrna, TN Interesting Information

Smyrna was originally incorporated in 1869 but its charter was rescinded by the state several years later. In 1915, the town re-incorporated and adopted a commission-mayor form of government. In 1941 during World War II, Sewart Air Force Base was established here and served as a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 advanced training facility. During the 1950s and 1960s, the military personnel and dependents totaled more than 10,000 persons stationed at the base. The base was scheduled for closing in 1971.

Smyrna, 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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