Medical Waste Disposal for Cookeville, TN

Cookeville is the hub of the upper Cumberland region in east Tennessee, making it the largest micropolitan area in the state and the top 40 micropolitan areas in the U.S.

As the county seat of Putnam County, this town is the regional center for education, retail, recreation, employment, and health care.

The rich history and outdoor recreation are on every corner in this scenic area of Tennessee. Around 15,000 people from the surrounding cities of Algood, Baxter, and Monterey travel to Cookeville every day to enjoy the benefits of a prospering economy, top-rated schools, leisure activities, and the state-of-the-art Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

MWA is the leading provider of medical waste disposal services in the Cookeville, Tennessee area.

In Putnam county, health care is anchored by the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The center is one of the nation’s “top performance improvement leader” hospitals. The 247-bed Cookeville Regional Medical Center has become the premier healthcare provider for many residents in the region.

Statistically, Cookeville has a large number of healthcare facilities, including 18 Nursing homes and 54 dentistry offices. About 87% of Cookeville’s population is on health coverage. Primary care physicians in Cookeville, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients), according to

In the medical community, it takes a team of professionals to produce top-quality health care. An essential aspect of the process is the proper disposal of biomedical waste produced by hospitals, laboratories, doctor’s offices or other facilities. MWA partners with health care providers to ensure safety for patients and the community every step of the way.

MWA works behind the scenes to keep safety a priority when disposing of contaminated objects that have come into contact with bodily fluid, such as needles, gloves, or bandages among other things. This biomedical waste can be defined as a type of solid or liquid biowaste that has been contaminated by a biohazardous agent that is infectious or potentially infectious. When it comes to appropriate disposal of biomedical waste, it can be confusing and time consuming to follow every regulation given by national and state administrations. When choosing MWA, you can be assured that every guideline is being followed by knowledgeable professionals.

When dealing with large quantities of biomedical waste, most facilities prefer to use an off-site licensed treatment facility. After treatment, it is taken to a medically approved landfill. Medical waste of this sort can be generated from healthcare and medical facilities such as hospitals, physician’s offices, urgent care facilities, dental offices, retail health practices, home healthcare agencies, nursing homes, laboratories, medical research facilities, mortuary and autopsy centers, funeral homes, veterinary clinics, blood banks, blood collection services, and other health facilities.

When removing, transporting, and disposing of biomedical waste, safety and efficiency are key. MWA offers quality services to health care professionals in the Cookeville area.

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More Cookeville TN Information

Cookeville has been home to Tennessee Technological University since 1915. This public university has programs concentrating on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Tennessee Tech is ranked #35 on the list of the Top Regional Universities in the South by the US News and World Report. The residents of Putnam county love to cheer on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Tucker Stadium.

Cummins Falls Cookeville TNFor the outdoor lover, Cookeville is the ideal place to enjoy hiking, swimming, and camping. Cane Creek Park offers 260 acres of park to explore, along with a 56-acre lake owned by the City of Cookeville’s Department of Leisure Services. And just a 30-minute drive away is over 1,200 miles of spectacular shoreline at Three Corps of Engineer Lakes.

Cookeville has amenities for every taste, with a quaint downtown, a surplus of shopping opportunities, historic and cultural sites, and various community events. The Cookeville Performing Arts Center offers a full schedule of performances, and the Tech Community Symphony presents several concerts throughout the year.

Cookeville’s charm extends to the niche crowd; CrossFit lovers consider Cookeville to be Crossfit’s “global mecca”. For those who enjoy quality hops, Cookeville has three microbreweries within its city limits.

With its convenient location at the intersection of I-40 and Highway 111, Cookeville is 79 miles east of Nashville and 101 miles west of Knoxville. Cookeville is a day’s drive from 75% of the nation’s population. Cookeville’s economy is largely driven by manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. With a growing number of residents, tourists, and guests, Cookeville is an ideal place to do business or settle down.



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