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  • Integrated Services / Medical Waste

    Is your hospital paying a premium to treat solid waste as regulated medical waste? We can help maximize cost efficiencies without increasing risk.

    Complexity made simple.
    Is your hospital treating non-infectious waste such as packaging and disposable patient gowns the same way it treats regulated “red bag” waste? In the everyday hussle and bustle of patient care, even the best trained staff may miscatogorize waste. Tossing waste into the wrong containers is like throwing resources away. Putting the wrong material into containers with higher-cost, higher-risk treatment requirements can needlessly drive up your total costs. In other words, you may be paying a premium to have non-infectious trash treated and disposed of as regulated medical waste.

    • Most healthcare facilities contract with numerous suppliers, each handling unique and complex categories of waste. The facilities themselves may not see the inefficiencies arising from misclassified materials, and the suppliers have no incentive to reduce their share of the business. Thus, the status quo is maintained.
    • Waste Management’s integrated approach, focused on creating sustainable, efficient waste management for healthcare, enables us to rectify such inefficiencies.
    Best practices.
    The healthcare solutions experts at Waste Management are well-versed in the ever-changing regulations that affect your institution. Together, we can assess your current operations and help you implement best practices for achieving your economic and environmental goals, while safeguarding your employees, the community at large and your reputation.

    Through our waste segregation programs, our regulatory and process specialists work closely with your staff to:
    • Develop processes that safely and efficiently direct your institution’s waste to the most appropriate containers
    • Reduce your regulated medical waste volumes
    • Reduce related treatment costs
    • Prevent waste-related regulatory issues
    • Uphold worker and community safety
    • Be responsible stewards of the environment

    Treatment options that work best for you.
    On-site treatment is a practical, cost-efficient and effective option for treating waste. We can help you acquire and operate on-site equipment that’s right for your situation.

    If on-site processing is not cost-effective or operationally feasible, Waste Management offers state-of-the-art facilities that handle biohazardous medical waste. We are now operating the first of many new medical waste treatment facilities.

    Put waste in its proper place.
    The key to reducing the volume of medical waste, without increasing risk, is to have energized staff members who are educated and motivated to classify waste accurately. This takes training. We can work with you to develop the educational strategies necessary for your staff to discriminate between various categories of waste so they can reduce the volume that flows into higher-cost regulated medical waste. In this way, you’ll be able to recover a greater portion of your waste costs and transform your environmental programs into assets.

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