All Points Medical Waste Blog
How do I properly dispose of unused medical supplies?
Is throwing them in the regular trash an option?
While unused medical supplies may seem innocuous, there are many items that you cannot thrown into the regular trash. Catheters and other similar supplies are dangerous for the environment if they end up in landfills. And because of this the best and safest option is to have them destroyed by a professional shredding and destruction company.
Proper disposal of unused medical supplies
It’s not uncommon for medical facilities, manufacturers or patients to have excess supplies or items that are commonly used to treat long-term conditions, illnesses or diseases. Whether it’s expired, defective or simply open and unused, many of these items can pose a risk to the environment, animals and people if they are disposed of improperly. But to ensure that you are complying with state and federal regulations and that you’re not endangering others, it’s critical to have them permanently shredded. Some of these items include the following:
- Excess, unneeded medical items
- Defective medical supplies
- Expired products
- Pill bottles
- Unused syringes
- Medication containers
- Expired catheters
- Defective, or unused tubing
- Defective or expired I.V. start kits
- Glucose meters
- Lancet drums
Have unused/expired medical supplies professionally destroyed
Whether you’re a manufacturer, patient, physician or medical facility, partner with a certified mobile shredding and destruction company to destroy unused, expired or excess supplies.
All Points Mobile Shredding offers full-service shredding and destruction and can provide secure, permanent destruction onsite at your facility. In addition, we offer destruction of unused medical supplies and devices as well as hard drives, media and other devices. Finally, give us a call today or fill out the form to get more information.