Sharps waste is classified by the FDA as biohazardous waste and care must be handled appropriately. Some of the most common medical devices considered sharps waste are hypodermic needles, disposable scalpels and blades, contaminated glass, certain plastics, and dental wire.
Biohazard Waste Disposal
Biohazardous waste is any waste that is of medical origin such as biomedical waste from physicians, laboratories, dentists, nursing homes, and veterinary clinics. Biohazardous waste is any solid or liquid material that contains contaminants like blood and body fluids.
Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal
Pharmaceutical waste includes expired and partially used drugs and vaccines, that are no longer required and need to be disposed. It also includes contaminated pharmaceutical products, discarded items used in the handling of pharmaceuticals, such as bottles or boxes with residues.
Pathological Waste Disposal
Pathological waste is one example of medical waste and just like other types of biohazardous or pharmaceutical waste, it requires a specific disposal process. If your facility produces this type of waste, it must be segregated, packaged, and labeled properly.
Chemo Waste Disposal
Chemotherapy generates some of the most hazardous waste in the medical industry, so when it comes to medical waste disposal, healthcare providers that manage chemotherapy will find that it is a critical aspect of their healthcare waste management plan.
Compliance Training & Support
Medical Waste of America can reduce compliance risks through appropriate containers, labeling, and manifests; compliant disposal of medical waste; complete chain of custody; and training programs in accordance with DOT, EPA, and OSHA Standards.
Identity theft and business fraud are the fastest-growing crimes in America. At Medical Waste of America (MWA), our shredding services keep your sensitive documents out of the wrong hands. We offer a variety of shredding and destruction options to meet your privacy requirements.
We develop lasting relationships with healthcare providers by offering competitive, consistent pricing and services. MWA provides reliable on-call services, off schedule pickups, and quick response times. Our staff is easily accessible and ready to address your changing needs.
There are no additional charges for fuel, energy, or any other surcharges. Our prices include all containers, liners, and all regulatory documentation required for full compliance. We have competitive, consistent pricing and services without any compromise of compliance regulations.
Deciding how often you need pickup services for your medical waste is critical for the healthy functioning of your business. Scheduling your medical waste management pickup services depends on several factors. We work with you to create flexible scheduling to support your unique needs and requirements.
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We offer reasonable terms offering one, two, and three year contracts. As a privately held company, we are focused on serving the needs of our clients, not trapping them into an unreasonably long contract. Our view is that customer retention is a reflection of customer service!
Medical Waste of America serves customers throughout central and Eastern Tennessee, South Eastern Kentucky, Western Virginia, North Carolina, and Northern Georgia from our headquarters in Knoxville, TN.
Doctor’s offices, walk-in and urgent care clinics treat thousands of patients a year. A great majority of these visits produce medical waste ranging from syringes, blood specimens, throat cultures, and contaminated gloves.
We specialize in medical waste disposal for the needs of surgery and outpatient centers. We are committed to providing superior customer service in the area of medical waste disposal that will both save you time and money.
Laboratories produce some of the most diverse types of medical waste ranging from biomedical, pathological, pharmaceutical, chemo-trace, and hazardous. Segregation is critical in a lab environment and MWA can help.
Nursing homes, elder care facilities, assisted living facilities, and disabled persons’ facilities must follow strict regulations. Some of the laws and regulations that apply to this sector include the management and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals and medical waste.
Dentists & Oral Surgeons
Whether you are an independent dentist, a dental group, or an oral surgeon your practice produces many similar types of regulated medical waste (RMW) as a traditional doctor’s office but also produces some waste such as amalgam that is unique to their specialty.
Many funeral home employees in the course of their daily activities will come in contact with the bodies of those who have passed away. The preparation of a body for funeral services and burial require the use of powerful chemicals along with exposure to biomedical waste.