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Hazardous Waste Disposal Requirements in Residential Counties

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Hazardous Waste, Medical Waste, Medical Waste Disposal, Regulations, State Regulations | 0 comments

Waste disposal is now expanding beyond the healthcare arena. Certain counties are now requiring residential disposal once a year such as Huron County. The efforts are moving towards a larger goal of reducing such toxic waste from going into the land fill and the negative impact these items may have if mixed in with the regular waste streams. One of the most common materials delivered is oil-based paint, not to be confused with latex (water-based) paint. Sowles mentioned that because latex paint is not considered environmentally harmful, it can...

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Proper Sharps Disposal

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our customers constantly ask us questions about sharps container disposal. This form of medical waste must be properly packaged and maintained to ensure both compliance and staff safety. The common list of sharps can be found below. Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are...

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State of Illinois Medical Waste Requirements

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Hazardous Waste, Medical Waste, Medical Waste Disposal, Regulations, State Regulations | 0 comments

Illinois Regulated Medical Waste   Waste Categories Illinois classifies solid wastes into two main categories: nonspecial waste and special waste.  Special wastes are further divided into four subcategories.  Below is a summary of the categorization scheme. Nonspecial Waste.  Nonspecial wastes are generally not as harmful to people or the environment, so they are not regulated as special waste. Nonspecial wastes include garbage and commercial waste. These types of wastes are generally associated with offices, homes and restaurants,...

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Effectively Manage Your Pharmaceutical and Hazardous Waste Streams

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Hazardous Waste, Medical Waste, Medical Waste Disposal, Pharmaceutical Waste, Regulations, State Regulations | 0 comments

Pharmaceutical waste has become a huge topic over the past several years. This attention has caused EPA and state environmental agencies to focus on regulating the proper disposal of pharmaceutical waste in an effort to prevent the healthcare arena from contributing to contaminating our water supplies. RCRA 1976 require very specific guidelines to be followed pertaining to hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste. We offer a simple solution to help manage this waste stream. We can help you identify and classify the pharmaceuticals in...

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Helping Small Medical Offices Manage Their Medical Waste

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Medical Waste, Medical Waste Disposal, Regulations, State Regulations | 0 comments

It is easy to assume that the only facilities that require medical waste disposal are hospitals. Hospitals adhere to the highest compliance regulations however they are not the only one. The smallest doctors and dental offices must also comply responsibly. Hospitals have large budgets in order to meet these requirements where as small clinics may only have a small amount of funds to allocate to this demand. However, it is important that they find a cost effective medical waste management company to help fit their budget and disposal needs in...

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Medical Waste Made Easy

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Medical Waste, Regulations, State Regulations | 0 comments

Prior to this start up, we talked to customers daily on their preferences for medical waste management and vendors. We commonly heard complaints about current vendors, the lack of personal touch, no point of contact all in addition to the headache of all the rules and regulations around this waste stream. The one thing we rarely heard was “we love our current vendor”. Lets be honest, its medical waste. No office wants to spend hours dealing with all the regulations around RMW, OSHA, Pharmaceutical Waste and Hazardous Waste. It is as...

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