There’s no question that medical waste disposal is a complex and complicated industry, but working with full-service medical waste management companies is one way to eliminate some of that confusion and stress. Whatever your specific location, there are several concrete benefits to working with a company that can properly handle all aspects of your medical waste.
Benefits of Choosing a Local Full-Service Medical Waste Management Company
Time Savings of a Full-Service Medical Waste Management Company
In any business, time is money. Therefore, you never want any task to take needless hours. When you can use your employees’ time efficiently and smartly, you get the most value out of those hours.
With that in mind, one of the easiest ways to maximize your employees’ time when it comes to waste management services is to work with a full-service company.
These companies are licensed, trained, and permitted to take your medical waste all the way from pickup to proper disposal. Instead of having to deal with multiple companies (one to identify, one to pack, one to dispose, etc.), your employee can make just one phone call, and you know everything will be taken care of.
Also, when doing the actual work, it’s much more efficient to deal with one company than many. Having to schedule multiple companies to come to your facility takes needless time out of everybody’s day. One company coming in and doing everything at once will always be more time (and cost) efficient.
Waste Management Pricing Benefits with a Full-Service Company
The other major benefit of working with one company is the waste management cost. When you only deal with one company and bundle all your waste management services with them, you are often eligible for discounted pricing (compared to working with one company performing each medical waste–related task).
Transportation is a big aspect of the cost of waste management. Every time a company has to come to you, you’re absorbing transportation costs in your bill. If you’re only dealing with one company that comes and does everything at once, you are only liable for that transportation cost once.
If you want to cut down on waste management costs, look into your local options for medical waste disposal.
Why Working with a Local Medical Waste Management Company Is Best
A waste management company must comply with many laws, and those laws are both federal specific and state specific.
If your medical facility is in Georgia, for example, you want to make sure you’re dealing with a Georgia waste management company. A company that is based out of and operates in your state is going to be the most likely to be familiar and compliant with your state’s specific regulations.
If your waste needs to cross state lines, talk with several waste management companies. Some will have experience dealing with neighboring state laws, and some won’t. If this is relevant to your business, it’s something to confirm with your chosen company.
Waste Management Tips for Working with a Full-Service Company
If you’ve never dealt with a full-service company before, keep some of the following tips in mind:
- You don’t automatically have to work with the well-known names in the waste management industry. Lots of midlevel companies offer full-service packages for more cost-effective prices. Do your research to find all your local options, and your waste management price could go down without compromising quality or service.
- Full-service companies aren’t necessarily more expensive. (In fact, they’re often cheaper.) They offer more services, but it’s an À la carte system, so you only pay for what you need.
- If you produce multiple types of medical waste (red bag waste, pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste, etc.), a full-service company is often insured and permitted to deal with all those waste types.
- Even if you’re in a very rural part of your state, you often still have options for pickup with a full-service company. Don’t assume that just because you’re outside a metropolitan area that you don’t. Always check with your local companies to figure out your options.
For more information about the waste management industry and why a full-service option might be best for you, please feel free to contact a representative of MCF Environmental Services, an experienced, reputable, and professional Atlanta waste management company.