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What Waste Storage Container do I Need?

Mar 31, 2017

If your office or business is in need of medical waste containers, there are a wide variety of options available to you. Here at Biomedical Waste Solutions, we offer some of the most common sizes and types of medical waste storage containers and hazardous storage containers for all of your needs. If you’re wondering which waste storage container you need, here are the various options.


Amalgam Recycling Containers

If you own a dental practice, you will most likely be in need of an Amalgam waste storage container. Amalgam is a blend of mercury with another metal and is most commonly used for dental fillings. When not properly disposed of, amalgam waste can leech dangerous mercury into our water supply causing extensive damage.

Here at BWS, we offer medentotainer brand amalgam recycling containers including specialized containers for x-ray lead foils, expired amalgam capsules, and removed teeth containing amalgam. Most dental practices will also want a waste amalgam container for chair-side traps, solids collectors, cuspidor strainers and left over or spent amalgam in either a 1.5 gallon and a 6.5 gallon size.

Medical Waste Boxes

If your practice generates general medical waste, the waste itself must be put into a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved medical waste box for transportation. This waste does not include sharps waste, chemotherapy waste, RCRA waste, or amalgam waste. These boxes are the ones typically seen with red waste liners to help distinguish them as medical waste.

Our medical waste boxes can come in either 18 gallon (small) or 30 gallon (large) sizes and are capable of holding up to 35 and 45 pounds respectively. Additionally, the red bags that come with these boxes can be purchased separately.


Sharps Containers

Sharps containers are some of the most common needs when it comes to waste generated by a medical facility. Here at BWS, our sharps containers include not only disposable sharps containers which come in a variety of sizes, but also special order sharps containers which can come in 12 gallon or 3 quart sizes.

Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical Containers

Pharmaceutical waste is one classification of waste which is truly in need of a specialized container for disposal. Not only can pharmaceuticals be hazardous to the health of the environment, humans, and wildlife, these products are also commonly abused.

All of BWS non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste containers are Category A approved, PG11 and DOT certified and fully compliant. The containers have a hermetic permanent leak-proof seal and a 16-point positive locking lid system. In the end, all of these things mean these containers are leak proof, tamper proof, and environmentally-friendly. Containers come in either 8 gallon or 18 gallon sizes.

RCRA Containers

RCRA stands for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and it was enacted in 1976 to govern over the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. RCRA containers are designed to meet the requirements set down by the RCRA for the correct disposal of hazardous waste.

Our RCRA waste containers are PG11 / DOT certified and fully compliant, puncture proof, leak proof, and tamper proof. BWS RCRA containers come in 8 gallon or 18 gallon sizes for all your business needs.

Trace Chemotherapy Containers

If your business produces chemotherapy waste, then you will most certainly be in need of a trace chemotherapy container. These containers are designed to store trace chemotherapy waste which is produced during any treatment using chemotherapy drugs.

Our trace chemotherapy waste containers come in 8 gallon or 18 gallon sizes. The containers are PG11/DOY certified and fully compliant, puncture proof, leak proof, and tamper proof.

For more help with finding the correct container for your office’s needs, get in touch with your local regulated waste disposal company today. BWS is the trusted regulated waste disposal company for the Mid-Atlantic states since 1987 and has a flawless compliance record. Give us a call at 800-660-6581 or visit our website for more information or to order our waste containers.

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