Medical Waste of America (MWA) is a service provider for regulated medical waste disposal conveniently based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Competitive and Consistent Pricing
MWA develops lasting relationships with healthcare providers and facility managers by offering competitive, consistent pricing and services.
Flexible to meet your needs
Located in the heart of Knoxville, TN, MWA specializes in offering reliable on-call services, off schedule pickups, and quick response times. Our staff is easily accessible and ready to address your changing needs. When your office is busy and you need extra care you can count on MWA without worrying about unexpected, add-on pricing. MWA is a phone call away and ready to adjust your medical waste disposal pick-up scheduleto meet your needs.
No Hidden Fees
There are no additional charges for fuel, energy, or any other surcharges. With MWA you know what to expect every time! Our prices include all containers, liners, and regulatory documentation necessary for your facility to be in full compliance with OSHA and other agencies. We have competitive, consistent pricing and services without any compromise of compliance regulations.
Reasonable Contract Terms
We offer one, two and three year term 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!
Understanding and Conforming to the Waste Regulations
Regulations surrounding medical waste can be confusing and inconsistent from state to state. MWA meets and exceeds Federal and State regulations for biohazard waste transport, collection, and disposal. MWA is licensed and properly insured for the safety of both our team and our clients.
MWA is inspected and regulated by the TN Department of the Environment and Conservation; Division of Solid Waste Management. We successfully pass all our inspections with high marks and no violations. For OSHA considerations, we have collaborated with an OSHA consulting team to perform mock inspections of our facilities and service operating procedures and have performed well with no violations. More information is available on our Compliance Training page.
Chris J Thompson
Chris Thompson is the Vice President of Operations and Compliance and a founding member of Medical Waste of America, LLC, a regulated medical waste service company based in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Thompson began his career with USF Holland Freight, a regional carrier specializing in next day service and recognized for the lowest claims ratio in the industry. It was at USF Holland that Chris gained invaluable experience in operations and customer service through the direct management of drivers and staff and the management of routes. He joined ABF Transportation in 2003 where he worked in customer service and sales. Mr. Thompson held direct responsibility for the management and satisfaction of the company’s largest account representing 7 million in annual sales. Chris holds a B.S. degree in Transportation from the University of TN, Knoxville.
Valerie Mire is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a founding member of Medical Waste of America, LLC, a regulated medical waste service company based in Knoxville, TN. Ms. Mire began her career working with nursing homes and other long-term care providers analyzing operational flow to gain efficiencies. She began her sales career with St. Mary’s Hospital Systems where she represented their diagnostic outpatient interests. Valerie then joined a consulting group, Health First Management Services, which specialized in the management of hospital-owned home health facilities. She filed and defended CON bids throughout the southeast for home health and rural health clinics and increased geography and customer reach for each of her hospital clients. As Director of Audit and Acquisitions, Ms. Mire led a team of consultants to audit and acquire agencies for hospital chains around the nation. Valerie joined Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a Sr. Account Manager for one of the largest territory in the southeast where she routinely exceeded sales goals and customer expectations. Valerie has a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of TN, Knoxville.
“We have had absolutely zero problems with the service. The pickup is right on time, fast and efficient. The drivers are very professional yet friendly and helpful. We are very fortunate to have found MWA.”
– The Family Health Centers, Asheville
“MWA has been the medical waste disposal partner the last three years for OrthoTennessee. They are much easier to work with and more cost effective than our previous supplier.”
“Working with MWA has been a HUGE breath of fresh air. I have received comments from several employees in various departments regarding the pleasant attitude of your employees and how much easier the whole process is now that we have switched. Please share with your folks and keep doing what you’re doing!”
– Molecular Pathology Laboratory
“We switched to MWA and have been very satisfied with their service, reliability and professional staff. The costs are fair and reasonable and best of all consistent. MWA has been easy to work with and we couldn’t be happier.”
– Healthstar Physicians
Medical Waste of America was called at a moment’s notice. They are professional, knowledgeable and reliable. They said they would arrive the next day to resolve our issue. Like clockwork, they were there. The staff and customer support are awesome. A very special thanks to Chris Inside Sale and Bruce the Currier.
– Omega Plastics, LLC – Knoxville
These people are AWESOME…..Check them out! Been doing business with this local company for over 6 years and we have zero complaints. The onsite service that you will receive is 2nd to none. Dependable Drivers and Prompt Pick-ups. You need to check with MWA before you re-sign with another Medical Waste Vendor.
– Partners in Pediatrics
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