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The evergreen clause and the dangers of medical waste contracts.

Navigating your regulated medical waste contract If you have been paying attention then you know by now that the medical waste service business can get dirty especially when it comes to the service contracts. Medical businesses and facilities are some of the fastest paced workplaces with a lot of responsibility. Medical waste companies understand that…
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3 signs your STUCK with a bad regulated waste management contractor

Are sneaky, predatory services contracts infecting your organizations bottom line? Are purchased services slowing draining your operating cash flows? If you don’t think so you better look again! Just like a needle stick injury a bad contract can be painless or unnoticeable until it’s too late. To make matters worse, the biggest and most recognizable…
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What is the cradle to grave system?

You may have never heard of the cradle to grave system, but it is an important part of the waste disposal process. This phrase refers to a company’s responsibility for all aspects of its products or services from design and manufacturing through distribution and disposal. In a prior post summarizing “What is medical waste?” we…
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The Pros and Cons of Medical Waste Treatment Technologies

One questions that you should always ask your waste management provider, and one I consistently get asked is “what do you do with this waste when you take it away?” The answer is not always so simple. Regulated infectious medical waste and sharps waste is a subject that has been discussed and regulated in the…
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5 ways to reduce the amount of medical waste in your workplace

Did you know the cost to dispose of medical waste can be 10 times greater than the cost to dispose of regular (non-regulated) solid waste? Studies suggest that businesses and facilities can realistically decrease regulated medical waste to just 6-10% of their total waste. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) goes even further, suggesting that only 3-5% of all…
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