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Advantages of Using a Full-Service Waste Management Company

Advantages of Using a Full-Service Waste Management Company

If you work in the medical field or manufacturing industry, you likely generate waste that needs to be containerized, shipped, and transported according to strict regulations. Whether it’s biomedical waste (red bag waste) or hazardous materials, this waste can’t simply be dumped in the garbage or down the drain. If you do deal with this waste in your profession and you contact a waste management company to help handle its proper treatment, consider the benefits of working with a full-service outfit.  

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Can Hospitals Put Expired Medications in Red Bag Waste?

Can Hospitals Put Expired Medications in Red Bag Waste?

If your doctor’s office or hospital is a fully functioning clinic, it’s very likely you periodically need to dispose of expired medications and biohazardous waste. However, it’s obviously not as easy as simply throwing this material away. There are some very specific regulations and restrictions regarding what kinds of medications get disposed of in what fashion. One common practice used by doctors’ offices and hospitals alike is simply putting expired medication in red bag waste. This is not the protocol for properly disposing of hazardous waste, though, and could lead to fines being levied against the facility.

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Waste Management Company Requirements to Pick up Dry Cleaning Waste

Waste Management Company Requirements to Pick up Dry Cleaning Waste

Within the hazardous waste management industry, dry cleaning is a very specialized, niche market. The waste generated in that business is deemed hazardous, though, and several federal bodies highly regulate its handling, shipping, and treatment. If you’re in the dry cleaning industry and you’re working with a waste management company, it’s your responsibility to ensure that company has undergone and received the proper training, permitting, and insurance to safely, legally, and effectively handle dry cleaning waste.

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Waste Disposal Tips—Creating a Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Checklist

Waste Disposal Tips—Creating a Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Checklist

Pharmaceutical waste disposal involves a lot of laws and just as many regulations. If you want your pharmacy to be fully compliant (and, therefore, minimize your chance of getting fined), you need to be organized and diligent about your waste management efforts. A checklist is one simple way to make sure you haven’t neglected any steps. With that in mind, the following is a brief overview of five line items that should appear on your pharmaceutical waste checklist.  

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Does Your Pathology Lab Properly Remove Hazardous & Biohazard Waste?

Does Your Pathology Lab Properly Remove Hazardous & Biohazard Waste?

If you operate a pathology lab, you likely generate a lot of hazardous waste and biohazard waste that needs to be properly and legally disposed of. Generating this type of waste, however, means you’re subject to a lot of different rules and regulations for how to safely remove it from your facility for treatment. Because this can quickly become overwhelming, the following is a brief overview of what your pathology lab needs to be aware of in order to stay fully compliant.  

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Does Your Florida Business Have a Good Hazardous Waste Removal Plan?

Does Your Florida Business Have a Good Hazardous Waste Removal Plan?

Any business that generates hazardous materials must have a thorough, legally compliant plan to dispose of that waste, and this is particularly important for Florida-based businesses because the restrictions and regulations related to hazardous waste disposal are tighter in that state than many others. If you’re at all concerned about your plan being fully compliant, or if you’re unsure whether your business even has such a system in place, it is imperative you learn everything you can about these contingency plans and how they relate to your Florida business.  

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A Lab Pack Checklist Can Keep Your College Compliant

A Lab Pack Checklist Can Keep Your College Compliant

  If your college or university generates laboratory waste, it’s imperative you know how to safely and legally store, ship, and treat that waste. But with so many local, state, and federal regulations regarding this kind of waste disposal, it can be overwhelming to remember every little task. Unfortunately, one missed step in the lab pack process could lead to serious consequences, which is why a checklist becomes so important.  

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Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal: Why Businesses Must Comply

Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal: Why Businesses Must Comply

If you produce any hazardous or non-hazardous materials in your business, you likely already know that you need to go through the proper channels to dispose of it safely and legally. But what businesses must comply with these laws? What constitutes hazardous rather than non-hazardous material? And why are all these regulations about hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal important to your business?  

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How to Manage Hazardous Waste in College Academic Labs

How to Manage Hazardous Waste in College Academic Labs

Most universities and colleges, with their laboratories and medical facilities, have hazardous materials on site that need to be stored and disposed of properly. Failure to do so can result in massive fines and punitive actions being taken against the educational institution. Because proper management of these waste streams is so important, the following are some crucial things to keep in mind regarding how to manage hazardous waste within your academic setting.  

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