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MediWaste offers full-service medical waste management services throughout the entire state of Iowa, including but not limited to: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Iowa City, Newton and Sioux City.

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Iowa EPA State Definitions

Classifications of Waste

Regulated medical waste (RMW), also known as ‘biohazardous’ waste or ‘infectious medical’ waste, is the portion of the waste stream that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials, thus posing a significant risk of transmitting infection

Types of Wastes

Contaminated sharps are all discarded sharp items derived from patient care in medical, research, or industrial facilities including glass vials containing materials defined as infectious, suture needles, hypodermic needles, scalpel blades, and Pasteur pipettes. Cultures and stocks of infectious agents are specimen cultures collected from medical and pathological laboratories, cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories, wastes from the production of biological agents, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate or mix cultures. Blood and blood products. Pathological wastes are human tissues and body parts that are removed during surgery or autopsy.

Storage Requirements

Medical waste management is regulated under the state’s solid waste program, if it is treated properly. Infectious solid waste which is generated and treated at a medical clinic, doctor’s office, nursing care facility, health care facility, dentist’s office or other similar facility may be placed with municipal solid waste and not handled in a special way if it is rendered nonpathological, does not contain free liquids, and sharps are shredded, blunted, granulated, incinerated or mechanically destroyed.

Iowa State Resources

US Health and Human Services Department

  • 2429 Northgate St
    Des Moines, IA 52501
  • (866) 964-7394

Iowa Department of Transportation

  • 800 Lincoln Way
    Des Moines, IA 50010
  • (515) 239-1101

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • 502 E. 9th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
  • 515/281-5918

Iowa Healthcare Environmental Resource Center

This site provides pollution prevention and compliance assistance information for the healthcare sector. It is intended to be a comprehensive resource, covering all the varieties of hospital wastes, and all the rules that apply to them, including both federal regulations and the specific rules that apply in your state.

Click here to visit the Iowa Healthcare Evironmental Resource Center

Iowa Online Osha Compliance Program

MediWaste offers online OSHA Compliance training focusing on Iowa State OSHA guidelines.

We understand the importance of saving you money without sacrificing service. MediWaste Disposal will be your partner in your medical waste management program by being a low-cost provider of medical waste disposal and OSHA training services.