Waste Disposal Questions

the most common questions answered


What goes in a medical waste/sharps container?

Needles, syringes, scalpels and other sharp objects that are contaminated with blood or bodily fluids. Bandages, gauze pads, or any material contaminated with blood or bodily fluids.

Do I need a medical waste disposal company?

Companies or employers that generate medical waste are required by law to safely dispose of their medical waste and are strictly regulated by the state and federal governments.

Why am I required to have my waste picked up every 30 days?

By law, medical waste can not be stored for longer than 30 days to prevent risk associated with potentially infectious diseases. EnviroMed services your facility at least every 28 days to ensure your compliance with state regulations.

How can I dispose of medical waste from personal use?

EnviroMed offers free medical waste disposal for home users who are required to self-inject their medication. It’s just another way to show that we care about our community and are dedicated to keeping our environment safe.

How should I chose a medical waste company?

Chose a company that is more than just a pick-up service. Medical waste companies that do not offer final disposal or destruction of your medical waste must outsource the treatment of your medical waste. This puts you at risk since generators are legally responsible for ensuring the proper disposal of their medical waste even after it leaves their facility. A full service company such as EnviroMed offers service from pick-up to destruction including all the required documentation and service to keep you in compliance. We also sell a variety of supplies needed by medical waste generators. In addition, EnviroMed offers a secure off-site document shredding service. All of this at competitive pricing, exceptional service, and friendly staff.

Still Have Questions?

Our medical waste disposal team is happy to assist you. Please call us at 877-799-1609 to speak to an friendly EnviroMed representative.