La Crosse, WI Medical
Waste Disposal

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La Crosse Medical Waste Disposal Services

La Crosse Medical Waste Disposal. Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services in Wisconsin. Including: medical waste disposal, infectious waste disposal, biohazard waste disposal, sharps container disposal and secure document shredding. Contact us today for a quick, hassle free, customized quote to fit your 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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We service all of Wisconsin for your medical waste and biohazard 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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la crosse medical wasteThe Home of Headquarters

La Crosse is the home or founding city of 13 corporations such as Altra Credit Union, Kwik Trip, Marine Credit Union and many more. These companies are a great benefit to La Crosse and many of them make up the top 10 largest employers in the city. In fact, the largest employer in the city, Gundersen Health System is headquartered here and their first campus opened in La Crosse.

The healthcare system is mostly made up of two hospitals, Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic’s Franciscan Health Center. Gundersen is nationally ranked among the top hospitals and is an accredited level 2 trauma center. Gundersen is actually ranked in the top 1% of hospitals in the United States.

Environmental Impact

Dumping of any waste can harm the environment but especially biohazardous waste. Also you must consider all of the non-recyclable plastics that are usually created by the medical waste pickup containers. We take every measure we can to ensure the impact on our environment is as low as possible. This includes things like using the least amount of gasoline as possible during pickups and using reusable medical and sharps pickup containers.

More than that, we own our disposal facilities and get to choose which disposal method we believe is best for your waste. This lets us choose the most environmentally friendly method available to us.

La Crosse, WI 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.

La Crosse, WI About

La Crosse is located on the western border of the midsection of Wisconsin, on a broad alluvial plain along the east side of the Mississippi River. The Black River empties into the Mississippi north of the city, and the La Crosse River flows into the Mississippi just north of the downtown area. Just upriver from its mouth, this river broadens into a marshland that splits the city into two distinct sections, north and south.

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La Crosse, WI Resources

City of La Crosse

https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/
400 La Crosse St
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 789-7200

La Crosse Chamber of Commerce

https://www.lacrossechamber.com/
601 7th St N
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 784-4880

La Crosse County Health Department

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lh-depts/counties/lacrosse.htm
300 4th St N
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 785-5875

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

https://www.gundersenhealth.org/locations/la-crosse-campus/hospital/
1900 South Ave
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 782-7300

Mayo Clinic Health System

https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/la-crosse
700 West Ave S
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 785-0940

Hilton Medical Supply

https://hiltonmedicalsupply.com/
500 3rd St S
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 785-0390

La Crosse, WI Interesting Information

La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Positioned alongside the Mississippi River, La Crosse is the largest city on Wisconsin's western border. La Crosse's estimated population in 2018 was 51,567. The city forms the core of and is the principal city in the La Crosse Metropolitan Area, which includes all of La Crosse County and Houston County, Minnesota, for a population of 135,298.

La Crosse, WI 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.

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Medical Waste Disposal Service Area

Healthcare Waste Management services the entire state of Wisconsin including the following cities: Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay, Racine, Kenosha, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Wausau, Waukesha, Janesville, Sheboygan, West Bend, Beloit, West Allis, Fond du Lac, Wauwatosa, Manitowoc and Stevens Point for medical waste and related services.

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