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…

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…

“I need help getting out of my contract, when I call customer service they tell me that I will be hit with a huge penalty or to call back in a few months and cancel then to avoid the charges.” Sound familiar? These are some of the main tactics used by 97% of the Medical…

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…

Does your business or hospital  have an action plan for handling medical waste? You’d be surprised how many employees/health care providers lack the required the knowledge and or training necessary to keep health a top priority. Here are some things you should keep in mind when it comes to medical waste removal. Did you know that…

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…

There are a number of reasons why people switch their waste management providers. High cost, lack of good customer service and buyers remorse (just to name a few.) If your thinking of switching, consider these helpful tips: Tip 1: Research local companies in the area – Take the time to search out companies in your area that fit…

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…

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