At PureWay, medical waste disposal is our main focus. From large hospitals to small clinic facilities, we have a solution for you.
Medical waste disposal is a highly regulated industry, and for good reason: Managing medical waste is a public health issue that affects certain healthcare facilities every day. Compliance for proper disposal of this waste requires healthcare facilities to adhere to strict regulations when it comes to containing, packaging and disposing of medical waste. Between the cost factors and the complexity, it’s a challenge.
We service a variety of industries, including:
• Hospitals: Hospital biohazard waste disposal is a large part of what medical waste disposal companies manage.
• Emergency care clinics: Walk-in urgent care centers generate medical waste often contaminated with bodily fluids and blood, this waste goes into a standard sealable biohazard container. Another form of waste the walk-in clinics can generate is sharps waste. This waste is generated from injections and other procedures involving sharp objects. Sharps waste must be placed into a marked, spill and puncture proof, sealable container for proper waste disposal.
• Dental Practices: these facilities generate small amounts of sharps and biohazardous waste. Our ship back systems are ideal for dental facilities and can save up to 50% of comparable services. Another form of specific waste that could be generated in the dental office is amalgam waste. Amalgam waste is a form of mercury waste that is considered hazardous and must be disposed of correctly. PureWay has a solution for all regulated waste generated inside of a dental office. Click here to view (dental industry)
• Funeral homes: Funeral homes generate a considerable amount of medical waste as part of their service. This would include sharps waste, gauze and gowns plus the materials used in the preparation room. Along with medical waste funeral homes also generate other waste as outlined in “The National Funeral Directors Association”. The NFDA issued a document entitled Funeral Home Medical Waste Protocol. This includes a list of wastes not classified as “medical waste” that must be disposed of by other means. These include, but are not limited to:
o Pharmaceutical Waste o Chemical Waste o Radioactive Waste o Bulk Chemotherapy Waste
• Long-term care facilities: The daily care of the sick or elderly staying at a long term care facility generates medical waste as the staff treats their patients. With illnesses such as decubitus ulcers or the complications of diabetes. It is common to see dressings, gloves, cannulas and injection needles along with other standard forms of medical waste. These facilities use biohazard bags and sharps containers to manage the waste safely.
• Physician practices: A doctor’s office handles everything from chronic diseases to major medical emergencies. In the process, they dispose of gloves, dressings, pressure bandages, injection needles and other items classified as “red bag waste” or sharp objects
And many many more. If you or your facility have a needle or other waste you want to properly dispose of, call our team to better understand your options (877)765.3030.
PureWay’s service extends outside the traditional healthcare facilities, as well, to include:
• Schools: Cultures and infectious agents, culture medium, organic tissue from labs, chemical solutions and blood products
• Veterinary clinics, shelters and hospitals: A small amount of infectious material, plus sharp objects and chemical waste
• Blood banks: Gloves, masks, needles, tubing and blood waste
• Laboratories: Lab waste includes glass equipment, alcohol and mercury thermometers, and environmentally hazardous chemicals
• Jail and prison: Most have infirmaries that generate both red bag waste and sharp objects, along with unused medications
• Casinos: The fact that casinos require medical waste disposal is surprising, but they have guests with chronic illnesses like diabetes and require sharp object disposal