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Kentucky Medical Waste Disposal

Kentucky Disposal Services Offered

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Kentucky Locations Serviced

We offer biohazard and medical waste disposal services throughout Kentucky, including: Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro.

Kentucky EPA State Definitions

Classifications of Waste

Medical services wastes are those solid waste materials which are potentially capable of causing disease or injury and which are generated in connection with human or animal care through inpatient and outpatient services. Medical services waste shall not include any solid waste that has been classified as a hazardous waste, or that is radioactive treatment material.

Types of Wastes

Contaminated sharps are all discarded sharp items derived from patient care in medical, research, or industrial facilities including glass vials containing materials defined as infectious, suture needles, hypodermic needles, scalpel blades, and Pasteur pipettes. Cultures and stocks of infectious agents are specimen cultures collected from medical and pathological laboratories, cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories, wastes from the production of biological agents, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate or mix cultures. Blood and blood products. Pathological wastes are human tissues and body parts that are removed during surgery or autopsy.

Storage Requirements

All medical services waste shall be stored in a manner and in a container that will prevent the transmission of disease or the causing of injury. Hypodermic needles and syringes, scalpel blades, suture needles, or other sharp objects shall be stored only in a rigid, puncture-resistant container that has been closed to prevent the escape of any material, including liquids or aerosols. All reusable containers used to store infectious waste shall be cleaned and disinfected before each use.

Kentucky State Resources

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Frankfort, Kentucky
http://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
(502) 564-4890

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Frankfort, Kentucky
www.kychamber.com/? Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
464 Chenault Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 695-4700
Kentucky Little-Known Facts

Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.

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Kentucky Online Safety Compliance Portal

We strive to provide you services in Kentucky that will save you money! Part of this process is to make sure you are not paying for more than you generate.

We understand the importance of saving your money without sacrificing service. MedPro will be your partner in your medical waste management program by being a low-cost provider of medical waste disposal and OSHA training services.