1. Know that controlled substances are covered under separate regulations. Controlled substances (eg, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, diazepam, lorazepam, zolpidem, etc) must be shipped and transported in accordance with DEA regulations for packaging, inventory, and transport. Moreover, there are specific requirements for destruction. The best information available is at the DEA website. Some specialty waste companies…

Most companies who deal with biomedical waste don’t know where to begin when it comes to compliance. States can vary on the required documentation, regulation, and training necessary. Even though many facilities have their biomedical waste removed by a registered waste transporter, it’s still important to have a “plan” in place that documents your procedures and emergency…

Everybody loves a good list of “did you knows”, but when it comes to choosing a medical waste disposal company there are a lot of things you probably weren’t aware of. Here is a list of some of the lesser known facts from across the industry that you should keep in mind when making your…

It’s that time of the year when everyone focuses on conducting a good “Spring Cleaning”. Whether your looking to do a deep clean or just tidy up your medical office or workspace, its imperative you keep these cleaning tips in mind before throwing out your medical waste. 1) Tip #1 – Safety is the key, so only…

Finding a local medical waste removal provider can be more difficult than it seems. Many of the waste management providers claiming to be in the local area are not based in Florida or Georgia and work with subcontractors who offer subpar support. Avoid the traps. Here are some tips provided by clients on how they…

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…

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…

We recently caught up with a waste managment expert over at a local clinic here in Jacksonville, Florida.  He offered some great insights into what hospitals consider when hiring a hazardous waste company. “Waste is a serious issue as you can imagine and hospitals are looking for companies that not only pick up on a regular basis, but…

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