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Medical Waste Disposal in South Florida
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 of many different types of medical waste. Whether your organization is a medical practice, veterinarian or dental office, hospital, pharmacy, clinic or a tattoo parlor, the medical waste you generate must be properly collected, stored and disposed of. Here’s a quick guide to the types of waste medical waste disposal companies in South Florida manage:
Pharmaceutical waste can be dangerous to people, animals and the environment if disposed of improperly. This category includes unused medications, those that have expired or trace amounts of medications that contain chemicals that are deemed hazardous.
In a veterinarian office, medical waste can include sharps and syringes, body parts, blood and tissue from animals, bandages, medications and more. Veterinarians must follow state and federal guidelines to ensure compliance.
Chemotherapy waste includes any items that were used in the process of treating a patient with chemotherapy. Items like IV needles, vials and any other materials that contained chemotherapy drugs must be disposed of properly and following regulations to protect staff as well preventing exposure to visitors, wildlife and the environment.
This category of medical waste can include a variety of items like needles and all other sharps, as well as bodily fluids, tissue samples and other materials used in a laboratory setting. Waste generated in a lab or diagnostic center can contain infectious diseases, bacteria, pathogens and other potentially dangerous viruses and therefore it’s crucial to ensure proper collection and disposal.
Dental offices generate several different kinds of waste and just like other healthcare facilities, must follow mandates to protect their staff and the public from the risks of improper disposal. Waste includes syringes, sharps, dental amalgam, used PPE, gauze and other similar items that could contain saliva and blood.
All Points Medical Waste is a family-owned and operated company in Stuart, Florida. We provide full service medical waste disposal to healthcare facilities, veterinarian practices, dental offices, clinics, hospitals and more across Florida. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to get a quick quote.