Waste Services

Pro-Disposal is Georgia’s leading medical waste service with the staff, expertise and resources required to safely dispose of your waste. We have over 25 years of experience in the medical waste industry that includes the collection, transportation, and treatment of simple, complex, or specialized materials. Managing your medical waste in a safe, compliant, efficient manner and exceeding client expectations is our top priority. We believe that an efficient service should be environmentally friendly, punctual and an asset to your company.

What Types of Regulated Medical Waste Are Accepted?

  • Bio-hazardous Waste – is generally defined as any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, research, production or testing of biologicals for humans or animals. Examples of biomedical waste include: soiled or blood-soaked bandages, culture dishes or other glassware, discarded surgical gloves (after surgery), cultures, stocks, swabs used to inoculate cultures, sharps and needles (used to draw blood or give shots), discarded surgical instruments (scalpel/lancets).
  • Sharps – Needles, glass pipettes, slides, scalpel blades, broken glass, razors, trocars, guide wires, staples, and other sharps. These items must be placed in a sharps container.
  • Trace Chemotherapy Waste – Such waste includes, but is not limited to, masks, gloves, gowns, empty IV tubing bags and vials, and other contaminated materials. This waste must first be classified as “empty” which means such quantity that is not subject to other federal or state waste management regulations prior to being handled as biomedical waste. This material should be placed into a “yellow” sharps container.
  • Pharmaceutical Waste – Non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste is a form of medical waste that includes unused medications, over-the-counter personal care products, and sometimes accessories such as sharps, used test strips, and other supplies. Such waste is a cause for concern because it poses a threat to the population and environment if not managed and treated properly.

Our work in providing medical waste management is supported by the World Health Organization as a way to protect healthcare workers and the larger population. By properly segregating your materials, the Pro-Disposal team can safely manage the collection, transportation and treatment of your medical waste.

 

We are also compliant with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and work diligently to protect the health of Americans. Our expert team can help you to safely dispose of materials and we’re happy to hear more about your specific requirements. We are flexible about collection times and able to work within your schedule.

 

BioHazard Disposal

At Pro-Disposal, we provide you with a safe way to easily dispose of bio-hazardous materials, including “red bag” medical waste and sharps containers.

We put the safety and protection of working staff, general public and conservation of the environment at the heart of our business. Our customers trust Pro-Disposal to routinely collect and dispose of their medical waste materials in a safe and timely fashion. Our services are flexible to match your workplace requirements.

The types of businesses that currently benefit from our service include:

  • Cancer Centers
  • Clinics
  • Dentists’ Offices
  • Doctors’ Offices
  • Funeral Homes
  • Hospice Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Veterinary Offices

Pro-Disposal has over 25 years of experience in bio-hazardous waste removal. Our support team is trained extensively to properly handle waste from the “cradle-to-grave”. We will be happy to advise you on how to manage and dispose of bio-hazardous material to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations as well as improve safety in the work place.

 

Sharps Management

Sharps management is one of the most important safety controls within the healthcare community. It helps reduce the risk of exposure to needle sticks, cuts, or punctures from sharps. With over 25 years of placing safety first, our team is committed to maintaining your facility with regular pick-ups and best work practices for sharps management. This means that we can provide training resources for managing sharps, as well as routine pickups.

When the container is full, seal it and we will pick it up with the rest of your bio-hazard waste. Whether you operate a private practice, surgical center, clinic, or other business, our job is to make sure your sharps are taken off site and disposed of properly so that you can manage business as usual without danger or worry. Arrange regular pick-ups from Pro-Disposal from a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly schedule. We also provide on-call waste pick-ups.

 

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Pro-Disposal can help you with the collection and disposal of your trace chemotherapy waste. We provide you with a safe and easy way to dispose of this waste in accordance with state and federal regulations. A container that held a U-listed substance is considered “RCRA empty” when there is less than 3% of the former volume left. If the applicable criteria are met, then this waste can be considered trace waste and can be managed as regulated medical waste and disposed of in yellow containers. Pro-Disposal will be happy to advise and work with you to ensure your facility is compliant with regulations applicable to the disposal of trace chemotherapy waste generated by your business.

 

Pharmaceutical Waste

We believe that pharmaceutical waste removal plays an integral part in protecting the environment and community from harm. The Environmental Protection Agency under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) mandates the proper disposal of any drug that meets the criteria for being a hazardous waste. Other pharmaceuticals that are not currently regulated under RCRA are called non-RCRA hazardous pharmaceuticals. Pro-Disposal provides non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste disposal service that is simple to implement, environmentally safe and compliant with federal and state regulations.

Pharmaceutical waste is an issue to be taken seriously because, shockingly, “110 Americans die daily from drug-related overdoses” * and “the drinking water of more than 41 million Americans is contaminated with pharmaceuticals”. ** Pro-Disposal ensures that all non-hazardous pharmaceuticals are securely transported and properly treated in a licensed facility so they don’t end up in a landfill or the human water supply.

Not all pharmaceutical waste is handled in the same manner. Pro-Disposal will be happy to advise and work with you to ensure your facility is compliant with those regulations applicable to the disposal of pharmaceutical waste generated by your business.

*Associated Press Study “Pharmawater I” – 2015

**DEA Releases New Rules That Create Convenient But Safe and Secure Prescription Drug Disposal Options” – DEA, September 8, 2014

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