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The Basics of Hand-Sanitizer Waste Disposal

The Basics of Hand-Sanitizer Waste Disposal

People and places everywhere have been purchasing unprecedented amounts of hand sanitizer in accordance with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And so our country is awash in hand sanitizer, which is a hazardous waste, thus creating a problem that can only be solved with knowledgeable hazardous waste disposal.

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How Do I Know If I Have Hazardous Waste or Non-Hazardous Waste?

How Do I Know If I Have Hazardous Waste or Non-Hazardous Waste?

The type of waste you generate (whether hazardous or non-hazardous) directly impacts handling, transport and disposal requirements. Because the rules vary according to the waste type (and because the generator of the waste is always liable for that waste), your very first step in any hazardous waste management plan should be determining the type of waste you have.

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What Is an EPA Hazardous Waste Code?

What Is an EPA Hazardous Waste Code?

Improper hazardous waste disposal leads to groundwater and soil contamination that negatively affects people and animals coming into contact it. Such exposure can cause serious illness, disease, and potentially death. To prevent negative impact on humans and the environment, regulations are instituted with safety in mind, and a large part of that safety component is the use of waste codes.

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What Is Pathological Waste, and How Do I Dispose of It?

What Is Pathological Waste, and How Do I Dispose of It?

Defined as any type of waste consisting of human or animal body parts, Pathological waste is a regulated healthcare waste stream that must be collected and disposed of in line with state and federal regulations. Learn the best practice requirements that exist in your state for compliance and cost management.

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Where Can I Dispose of My Sharps Bin?

Where Can I Dispose of My Sharps Bin?

Do you know the guidelines that govern sharps disposal in your State? Improper medical waste disposal has real and dire consequences for both people and our environment so it’s essential that healthcare providers are in full compliance when handling and disposing of sharps.

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What You Need to Know about Hazardous Waste Management in Georgia

What You Need to Know about Hazardous Waste Management in Georgia

If you run a manufacturing plant or otherwise generate hazardous waste from a healthcare facility or local business in Georgia, it is imperative you know how to properly dispose of this waste appropriate. As Georgia locals, let our experts at MCF help you navigate requirements specific to the hazardous waste types your facility is generating.

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What Is Biohazardous Waste?

What Is Biohazardous Waste?

If you work in an industry where you come in contact with patients or bodily fluids, it’s important to understand exactly what biohazardous waste is. However, it’s equally important to understand biohazardous waste regulations and the laws surrounding the handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of such material.

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How does a hazardous waste profile differ?

How does a hazardous waste profile differ?

This blog begins by reviewing the requirements of a hazardous waste profile. Then, to the extent that they differ, it compares & contrasts a hazardous waste profile from its nonhazardous waste counterpart.

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Make Sure You Put Your Sharps in a Puncture-Resistant Sharps Container

Make Sure You Put Your Sharps in a Puncture-Resistant Sharps Container

Without correct protocols and education, the medical field can be a dangerous place. This is especially true when it comes to the handling and disposal of syringes, needles, or scalpels, otherwise known as “sharps.” In addition to mindful handling during use, one extremely important step for the safety of everyone involved is safe and compliant sharps disposal.

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Does Your Facility Require Regulated Medical Waste Disposal?

Does Your Facility Require Regulated Medical Waste Disposal?

Substances that are considered regulated medical waste (RMW) don’t always come from “obvious” sources like hospitals and clinics. Instead, there are many RMW generators that are less obvious, such as drug stores, dental offices, and funeral homes. So does your facility generate a regulated medical waste? This article well give you the answers to help decide.

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