Medical Waste Service - Medical Waste Disposal & Sharps Disposal Containers
Medical Waste Disposal Companies
PureWay is on of the leading medical waste disposal companies with specialization in collection and management of medical waste services. We execute all our processes while abiding by legislative’s norms and guidelines. Our team is highly committed to delivering you the best medical waste products as well as services while limiting risk and ensuring safety.
Lets start with the basics. What is Medical Waste?
Medical waste, often referred to as sharps or biohazardous waste, is simply waste contaminated with blood that is generated during the diagnosis or treatment of humans in a healthcare setting by healthcare professionals. This includes sharps (needles, syringes, scalpels, dental wires and any object that can penetrate the skin) and regulated waste (biohazardous waste that contains large amounts of liquid/semiliquid blood or other potentially infection materials). (OSHA Regulations Standards 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Requirements for Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare professionals are required to properly contain, transport and dispose of sharps and medical waste. Requirements for disposal differ by state and are determined at a federal level by OSHA and at a state level in some states by state run OSHA programs such as CAL/OSHA. To look up the regulations for your state click here. A few states even impose storage limitations on sharps and medical waste that requires waste generators (aka the doctors or dentist producing the waste) to dispose of their waste by a certain period of time after they have generated it.
Did you know that some states have different storage limitations for sharps and biohazardous waste separately? Our compliance professionals will help explain your requirements for your state and make sure whatever you decide to go helps your facility attain or maintain compliance.
Confusion in the healthcare industry
Most healthcare facilities don’t know exactly what their regulations require them to do and because of this they hire a contracted monthly pickup service for their sharps containers and medical waste which can be costly and involves a complex fee structure that includes monthly fees, fuel surcharges, and scheduled pickups whether needed or not.
Most healthcare facilities generate small quantities of sharps and medical waste and do not require a Semi truck and team of people to come pickup their waste each week or month. Long contracts of 3-5 years and escalating monthly fees make this type of service very expensive and a hassle. In addition to managing the cost of managing services like this, the healthcare facility is also forced to manage and purchase separately their containers for sharps and biohazardous waste. What a hassle!
Mail Back for Sharps & Medical waste disposal
There is a better way to dispose of your waste. The PureWay ship back system can save medical facilities up to 50% or more off sharps and medical waste disposal cost.
Other benefits include:
- No Medical Waste Contracts
- No fuel surcharges, pickup fees or annual increases
- Purchase as needed - you determine what you spend
- Online certificates of disposal automatically e-mailed
- Online documentation and tracking available 24/7
- Full access to our compliance professionals that can help guide your facility through your compliance challenges