Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Waste Management

Because medical waste can pose an environmental concern if not disposed properly, many questions can arise. At Universal Waste Management, we take the concerns of our customers seriously and want to make sure that the medical waste is disposed of properly.

If you need more information about biomedical waste management, give us a call at 855-276-9246.

Do I need a monthly pick up?

PER FL LAW 64E-16.004 (1) (a)

FACILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED 30 DAYS. THE 30-DAY PERIOD SHALL COMMENCE WHEN THE FIRST NON-SHARPS ITEM OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE IS PLACED INTO A RED BAG OR SHARPS CONTAINER, OR WHEN A SHARPS CONTAINER CONTAINING ONLY SHARPS IS SEALED.

Are you licensed/permitted in my state?

Universal Waste Management is a fully permitted biomedical waste management company and is insured in all states in which we do business. We adhere to all state and federal laws.

For more about the laws and by laws on biomedical waste management, visit the Florida Department of Health.

What are your service locations?

We service the following cities and surrounding areas in Florida:
• Jacksonville
• Gainesville
• Ocala
• Tallahassee
• Panama City
• Fort Walton Beach
• Pensacola
• Daytona Beach
• Orlando
• Kissimmee
• St. Cloud
• Melbourne
• Tampa
• Clearwater
• St. Petersburg
• West Palm Beach
• Fort Lauderdale
• Miami

We provide medical waste management in the following cities and surrounding areas in Georgia:

  • Brunswick
  • Savannah
  • Waycross
  • Valdosta
  • Moultrie
  • Thomasville
  • Donalsonville

Regarding sharps disposal if the container is not full…

Biomedical waste management rules require that sharps containers be snapped shut and replaced before the contents reach the full line indicated on the box. There are no time requirements for sharps containers and they can remain in place as long as it takes to fill them (without overfilling).

Do you offer emergency services?

Yes. We offer emergency service for medical waste management. Please contact us with any emergency or need you may have.

Do you provide services other than monthly pickups?

Yes. Weekly/Bi-weekly/ Monthly/Quarterly/As Needed Basis.

What should be disposed into my regulated waste container/box?

Regulated Waste

Do’s
• Visibly Bloody Gloves
• Bloody Plastic Tubing
• Contaminated PPE
• Saturated Gauze
• Saturated Bandages
• Blood & Body Fluids
• Closed Sharps Disposal Containers

Don’ts
• Medication
• Gas Cylinders
• Loose Sharps
• Hazardous & Chemical Waste
• Garbage
• Radioactive Waste
• Fixatives & Preservatives

If you’re looking for medical waste management or have further questions in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tampa Bay, or any location in Florida, give Universal Waste Management a call at 855-276-9246. You can also click to purchase sharp containers as part of your service. Call today to get started.

Get in Touch

Greater Jacksonville: 904-469-6246
Orlando/Central FL: 407-494-4246
Gainesville/Ocala: 352-234-4246
SE Georgia/Savannah: 912-388-0470
FL Panhandle: 850-665-0775
Tampa Bay: 813-400-0246
Or call toll free: 855-276-9246
E-mail: salesATmybiowaste.com

Universal Waste Management, LLC
4422 Industrial Park Rd. #2
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.

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Our mission at UWM is to change the biowaste industry one client at a time by being a personal partner with each of our clients. The most important client we have is YOU. This is our promise.