5 Reasons Your Medical Practice Needs a Waste Service
Jul 27, 2017
If you own, operate, or work at a medical practice and don’t take advantage of a regulated waste solutions service, you should. Here are five simple reasons why your medical practice needs a waste service today.
If you’re not using a waste solutions company to transport and dispose of your company’s medical waste, you are exposing your company to risk. As a generator of regulated waste, you are responsible for your waste even after it has left your facility. If there is an accident and your waste is involved, you are responsible for the clean-up. By working with a proven medical waste removal service, you can rest assured your waste will be handled correctly.
Time is money. Your medical practice can save time by partnering with a medical waste service. A reputable medical waste disposal service will come to your location and pick-up your waste for you. Then, when all of your waste is properly disposed of, the company should give you the adequate documentation needed to prove your waste was disposed of correctly.
Waste must be disposed of in the proper collection container and these containers cost money. Each type of medical waste container is handled and disposed of in a specific manner; some methods are more costly than others. By working with an experienced regulated waste disposal service, you can receive training on which type of waste belongs in each type of container. In addition, working with a waste solutions company can improve profitability further because they commonly consolidate like-wastes to dispose wastes in bulk.
One of the most important reasons to use a regulated waste solutions company is that they have the training and experience to keep everyone safe from the dangerous and infectious waste you need to dispose of. Under-trained companies could make serious mistakes or dispose of waste incorrectly. This could lead to hazardous situations which risk people’s lives.
Helping the Environment
If you’re a company who takes environmental stewardship seriously, then another reason to partner with a regulated waste disposal service is for the environmental benefits. It’s important to know how your waste solutions company disposes of medical waste—some will do it through incineration, others through autoclave. An autoclave, such as the one we have here at BWS, is the environmentally-friendly choice as it doesn’t burn the waste it steams it so there is minimal pollution.
For more information on the benefits of using a regulated waste disposal service, contact BWS. BWS provides comprehensive infectious waste disposal services to over 7,000 generators each month in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. For more information on our waste disposal service, give us a call at 800-660-6581 or fill out the form on our website, today!
"I’ve been using Biomedical Waste Services, Inc. for nearly 20 years! I’ve had superior customer service since day one with no surprises on our invoices."
- Dr. Kim