If you’ve never taken time to audit how much trash you create at home or in your business, it’s worth a look. The figures can be staggering, and the same is true for medical waste disposal at health care facilities.
On average, each American generates 4.4 lb. of waste per day for an annual total of roughly 254 million tons of trash, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Even more compelling is the fact that those figures are from 2013, the most recent year for which information is available. Our population has grown since then, and we are undoubtedly creating more waste now than in the past. More and more Americans are requiring health care services, and that means more need for medical waste disposal at clinics, doctor’s offices and other medical facilities. More waste also means more challenges for medical waste disposal at health-care facilities that already are strapped for time and personnel.
If you find yourself in need of professional handling for medical waste disposal, we encourage you to learn more about the need for compliant waste handling. You can save time, energy and money by working with our team of experts.
Facts about medical waste disposal
Although medical offices are some of the common businesses in need of medical waste disposal services, we serve an array of organizations, including:
- blood banks,
- medical research facilities,
- and more.
The process begins when you identify the need for medical waste disposal within your organization. Once you contact us, we’ll begin asking questions that help us get a better sense of how we can be helpful to you. For example, we want to ensure we pick up waste at a time that is conducive to your schedule. We don’t want to get in the way of day-to-day business operations. You can provide us with guidelines that will be helpful as we navigate our working relationship.
When we arrive at your office, we will work as efficiently as possible to remove all waste from the site. We don’t expect your team to handle contaminated materials or otherwise put themselves at risk. We have the proper gear and background expertise to pick up, remove and transport away any hazardous materials. Our staff is committed to leaving your office clean so that you can get back to your regular responsibilities.
Once medical waste leaves your facility, we will take it back to our facility. We use the latest technology to ensure materials are disposed of in a way that is environmentally friendly and complete, ensuring hazardous materials are fully destroyed. Our autoclave machine incinerates waste with 0.0 percent pollutant-free emission.
Items we routinely dispose of include:
- blood-soaked bandages,
- glassware including culture dishes,
- used surgical gloves,
- discarded needles,
- removed body organs,
- and much more.
As part of our work together, we will encourage you to separate out these kinds of materials into four major categories—infectious, hazardous, radioactive and general wastes—to ensure each is properly handled, segregated and tracked for total safety and high-quality record-keeping.
In part, our work is guided by the federal Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, which identifies the solid wastes from diagnosis, treatment, immunization and other activities as needing to be destroyed. Our approach gives you peace of mind because we are always attentive to attaining absolute compliance with federal and state laws. Our customers continue to do business with us because of our outstanding service and attention to very critical details such as these.
If you are seeking medical waste disposal in Milwaukee Wisconsin, turn to our expert team at LB Medwaste. Call us at 888-526-3392 for more information. We look forward to helping you manage waste in a safe, responsible and affordable way.