Medical-Waste-and-the-Environment

Hospitals, veterinary clinics and schools all offer valuable services. They also create a lot of medical waste in the process. The proper disposal of medical sharps, medications and other bio waste is well known throughout Florida and Georgia. Correctly eliminating products like bloody gloves, tubing, bandages, sharps and medications not only saves human lives, it…

Biomedical-Waste-Disposal-from-Universal-Waste-Management

There are many places that produce biomedical waste, including hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, dentists, funeral homes, jails, animal hospitals, and veterinary clinics. The waste produced from these facilities is different from household and everyday refuse. Because disease can be spread through biohazardous materials, special care must be taken when disposing of it. Aside…

If you have expired prescription medications, it’s essential to dispose of them securely. When prescription drugs are abused, it puts people at risk for injury, addiction and even death. This problem is an increasing concern in the United States, with millions of people taking prescription drugs non-medicinally every year. The problem not only highlights the…

A sharp is defined as any medical instrument that has a sharp point that can cut through the skin. However, not all sharps are only used in medical facilities. Nearly 10 percent of Americans are diabetic and need to use syringes for insulin injections, and many other diseases that require the use of sharps at…

What is medical waste? Medical waste is known as potentially infectious waste materials that come from hospitals, dental offices, veterinarians and other facilities that provide some form of health care (even schools). It can also come from medical research facilities and labs. This can include: Blood-soaked bandages Needles Used surgical equipment Gloves used during surgery…

Pros and Cons: Finding the Right Medical Waste Removal Provider[/caption] It doesn’t matter if you’re a  small medical office or a full scale hospital with more than 1,000 employees, it’s critical to find a provider that has the flexibility to fit your needs. When it comes to making that final decision you really should consider the Pros and…

Long-term contracts make a lot of sense for biomedical waste removal companies. They lock in revenue for an extended period of time and have a solid chance of being extended beyond that. You feel good (temporarily) because you got a good rate right? Then reality hits…service isn’t so great…you see better rates advertised…you’re thinking maybe I should…

Is your waste service provider really local? You may be surprised. Tell me if this has happened to you. You call or contact a waste removal service in your area only to find out later that this company is really thousands of miles away! I’m sure they are going to be very attentive to your needs…

We all like a good deal right? And for good reason. Money is tight and you want to make the best choice with the best options, to hopefully give you the best outcome. Before you decide to sign-up for the next “too good to be true” waste removal contract, read these 3 helpful tips: Tip…

In our last post we featured questions from a local Jacksonville, FL clinic on how they choose a waste management company. This week we reached out to Tina Kenny, General Manager at Universal Waste Management and got some great insights on how they answer those questions: Are they reliable?  Yes, with state of the art scheduling software that…

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