What is Pathological Waste?

A graphic icon showing a scalpel severing an organ to portray pathological waste

And How to Dispose of It Properly Understanding and being able to properly identify different types of medical waste is crucial for all healthcare facilities. It’s an important part of the process of safe handling, storage and disposal and key to ensuring compliance. Pathological waste is one category of medical waste that can sometimes be…

Read More

What Are the Effects of Medical Waste Pollution?

Medication vials are spilling out onto the ground from a torn trash bag.

And How You Can Help Prevent Them Medical waste that’s improperly disposed of can have dangerous effects on the environment, community and all of its inhabitants, humans and animals alike. Medical professionals are tasked with understanding these effects and how to prevent them. Health Risks Medical waste can carry microorganisms that can in turn spread…

Read More

How to Safely Dispose of Sharps at Home

Multiple medical syringes splayed out in a semi-circular pattern on a dark yellow background

Steps To Take To Prevent Injury & Illness If you’re one of the millions of people who need to use sharps and other similar materials at home for medical reasons, it’s important to understand how to safely dispose of them. Improper disposal of needles, lancets and sharps can result in illness and injury and pose…

Read More

Grow Room Waste

A gloved hand is supporting the leaf of a cannabis plant.

How to Properly Dispose of It As states across the country continue to legalize marijuana, both medical and recreational, cannabis businesses are tasked with understanding the local laws and federal mandates to ensure they are in compliance, as well as to protect people and the environment from any risks associated with accidental exposure. Here’s a…

Read More

Medical Waste from Dialysis Centers

Chairs and machines in two dialysis stations at a dialysis center

Best Practices for Safe Storage & Disposal Just like hospitals, surgery centers and other healthcare facilities, dialysis centers are tasked with safe handling, storing and disposal of medical waste. In the process of treating patients with a variety of kidney disorders, these centers generate several kinds of waste that can be dangerous to staff, patients…

Read More

Medical Waste Disposal in South Florida

A flatlay photo of a syringe, some pills and a mask laying on a blue surface.

Types of Waste Medical Waste Companies Handle Medical waste disposal companies provide a variety of services to many different types of organizations and facilities that generate medical waste. Because disposal is heavily regulated by local, state and federal compliance mandates, it’s important to choose a reputable provider that is well established and that offers disposal…

Read More

Medical Waste from Veterinarians

Closeup photo of a veterinarian holding a white puppy who has the end of a stethoscope in his mouth.

Safe Management, Storage & Disposal Veterinarians, just like other healthcare organizations, generate medical waste that must be collected, stored and disposed of safely. Medical waste from veterinarians is regulated by local, state and federal laws and these mandates must be followed to ensure your practice is in compliance, as well as to protect staff, visitors…

Read More

Florida IV Infusion Centers

Very close-up photo of an IV drip setup.

Safe Medical Waste Disposal IV infusion centers have become popular across the United States. These centers provide IV therapy, including injectable medications, vitamins, hormones, hydration and other similar materials to patients. These types of facilities offer a more relaxed setting than a hospital and are staffed by physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Some of…

Read More

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

A flatlay shor of various blister-packed medications

Most Common Errors in the Disposal Process Healthcare professionals are tasked with ensuring they are safely disposing of pharmaceutical waste–a responsibility that is critical for many reasons. Improper disposal can cause damage to the environment and pose a risk to public health, as well as cause the facility to incur legal consequences, violations and hefty…

Read More

Needlestick Injuries: Prevention & Response

A person wearing medical gloves is using a syringe to draw blood from the arm of a patient.

Steps to Take in Your Healthcare Facility Professionals who work in the healthcare industry face many challenges in their daily work; the risk of a needlestick injury is a common one. Understanding the risks and knowing what to do in the event of an accidental stick is vital. Take a look: When do Needlestick Injuries…

Read More