This group included sharps and waste that has been contaminated with body fluid, and microbiological cultures. This type of waste must be placed in special medical waste bags, managed, hauled and disposed of by a licensed medical waste hauler for your state.
“Sharps” is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Commons examples are: needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors, infusion sets and slides.
MediWaste’s biohazard bags are manufactured to meet and exceed States and Federal standards. They are properly color coded, impervious to moisture, and tested to preclude ripping, tearing, or bursting. All of our bags have exceeded the 165-gram dropped dart impact resistance test prescribed by Standard D 1709-85 of the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Reusable Medical Waste Container
MediWaste’s reusable containers are included with our medical waste disposal services. Our service professionals will help you decide which size is best for you.
Our containers have been tested and approved by OSHA, the FDA, and the DOT. They are leak-resistant, tamper-resistant, puncture-resistant, fire-resistant,and spill-resistant.The containers are constructed of high- density polyethylene, and are built with custom reinforced front and sidewalls, to avoid deformation during transport.We supply our customers with the appropriate size and quantity of medical waste containers to fit their specific service needs.
Containers are properly colored and labeled.
Our containers meet regulation requirements
Federal DOT & PGII • CDPH • DOT and CDPH labeling
DOT approved • OSHA compliant
Pharmaceuticals include, but are not limited to, prescription and over-the-counter medications, veterinary medications and nutritional supplements.
Healthcare facilities must have the appropriate container to dispose of this waste stream (typically white with blue lid).
There are also some Healthcare facilities must have the appropriate container to dispose of this waste stream (typically white with blue lid). There are also some pharmaceuticals that are classified as Hazardous (RCRA) and will be placed into a black container,and still others are considered on different schedules and have to be disposed of through a DEA approved facility.
TRACE CHEMOTHERAPY WASTE
Trace Chemotherapy waste includes:
- Expired drugs and aborted dosages
- Contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE) and other materials.
Trace Chemo waste are vials that have less than 3% of the original volume. This waste is segregated from the “Red Bag” waste into Yellow Chemo Containers and is disposed of through incineration.
Items collected include:
- IV Bags
- P-Listed Chemotherapy agents
- Chemotherapy containers
- Gowns (that have been used during infusions)
- Any PPE or other materials used during infusions that are not visibly contaminated.
Generators Responsible for the Packaging of Trace Chemo Waste
1. All the above listed items need to be placed into a Yellow Trace Container that is properly labeled and marked.
2. All containers should be visually inspected that there is no damage to the containers.
3. When containers reach the fill line, they must be closed and sealed by the generator.
4. Sealed container can then be moved to your storage locker for this waste stream (behind locked and labeled door).
*DO NOT PLACE CHEMOTHERAPY PHARMACEUTICALS IN THIS BIN TYPE*
Chemotherapy pharmaceutical waste goes into the RCRA Black Bin.
Pathological waste consists of recognizable human derived tissues, organs, and body parts as well as vertebrate animal derived tissues, organs, and body parts used in research. This excludes teeth and contiguous cultures of bone and gum; body fluids removed during surgery, autopsy, or other medical procedures; specimens of body fluids and their containers; and discarded materials saturated with body fluids other than urine.
Pathological wastes must be disposed by incineration.
Pathological waste must be separated from standard regulated medical waste (RMW), also known as standard “Red Bag” waste, which is treated according to local, State and Federal regulations.
Generators Responsible for the Packaging of Pathological Waste
- DRAIN “SATURATED” PATHOLOGICAL WASTE: Sufficiently drain all material before placement into a red bag. Certain organs can retain liquids after drainage and may need to be placed into thicker, high-density polyethylene bags (HDPE) to prevent leakage. If red bag material is “saturated” with blood or other fluids, double or triple-bagging, or the utilization of absorbents is recommended.
- PLACE THE WASTE INTO THE INITIAL RED BAG:Once sufficiently drained, place collected pathological waste into a red bag. Properly close all red bags when full or at the end of each day by twisting the red bag closed at the top and hand-tying into a single knot to seal. Pathological waste must be refrigerated to prevent decomposition and the development of pungent odors.
The ideal solution for the safe collection and proper disposal of sharps and other small quantities of medical waste.
This sharps mail back program includes:
- A sharps container for the collection of syringes, needles, lancets and other medical waste
- A single pre-paid return mailing box for returning medical waste through the U.S. Postal Service for proper treatment
- Proof of treatment
For full product list please call to speak to one of our Mailback Specialists
RED BAGS DISPOSAL
MediWaste’s biohazard red bags are manufactured to meet and exceed federal and California standards. They are properly color coded, impervious to moisture, and tested to preclude ripping, tearing, or bursting. All of our bags have exceeded the 165-gram dropped dart impact resistance test prescribed by Standard D 1709-85 of the American Society for Testing and Materials.
MediWaste carries a comprehensive line of sharps containers from leading manufacturers. Containers are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, and are compatible with wall enclosures, brackets, and adhesive- backed holders.
All containers are leak-resistant, tamper-resistant, puncture-resistant, and engineered to prevent overfilling and accidental contact with discarded sharps.
PHARMACEUTICAL & CHEMOTHERAPY CONTAINERS
Our pharmaceutical and chemotherapy containers are designed to accommodate both sharps and non-sharps waste. Each has a leak-resistant gasket and absorbent pad to help contain liquid contents. These containers are made of 100% polypropylene, which provides excellent impact and leak-resistance. They also burn clean when incinerated, emitting only carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is a U.S. law that provides guidelines for disposal of hazardous materials that meet certain criteria. MediWaste offers black containers to to help business segregate and identify these RCRA classified waste.
These containers come with an absorbent pad for absorption of trace liquids
POSTERS AND SIGNAGE
MediWaste’s signage is constructed of durable and attractive materials, and is designed to help healthcare facilities comply with applicable workplace safety signage requirements.
Solid waste consulting and management services
Medical supplies and services
Custom office recycling programs to fit your needs