Ecological Impacts of Improper Medical Waste Disposal

    The handling and disposal of medical waste is a reality for any dental facility, with multiple regulations in place to ensure that the ecological impact of its disposal is as minimal as possible. With over $996 billion pharmaceuticals sold worldwide annually, it’s imperative that the disposal of the resulting medical waste is handled properly and efficiently. Both medical professionals and the public are largely unaware ...
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Four Types of Dental Waste

As a waste management and compliance company we often get asked by dentist “What are the different types of waste I am required to dispose of and show documentation for?” There are four main types of dental waste, and each comes with its own standard for proper disposal. In this post we will discuss the types of dental waste and their disposal methods: Amalgam Hazardous Pharmaceutical Regulated Medical Waste   Amalgam Waste ...
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Hurricane Harvey Update: We're safe, and ready to service your needs.

To our customers: We are safe and available to you. Although our offices were also impacted by flooding and many of our staff had to be evacuated, PureWay Waste Compliance (Katy, TX) remains 100% operational and we are working with our out-of-state offices to ensure all orders get processed within 48 hours. As a waste compliance service, we will go the extra mile to assist our customers and those affected in the greater ...
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BENEFITS OF LAMP RECYCLING

  Did you know that all types of lamps can be recycled? It is important to recycle lamps to decrease the large quantity of hazardous and reusable materials (such as metal) that is currently going to waste in our landfills. A wide variety of energy-efficient mercury-containing light bulbs are becoming popular both within the household and business setting. Some examples include: Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) and other ...
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BATTERY TYPES AND DISPOSAL METHODS

Depending upon your location and battery type, some batteries are now considered hazardous “Universal Waste”, meaning that it is illegal to place batteries in the trash or curbside recycling container. The improper disposal of batteries can cause soil contamination and water pollution; in addition, battery recycling is important because they are a valuable metal source and recycling keeps strong corrosive acids away from the ...
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