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Safe medical waste collection has never been so simple and affordable. How do we keep our prices so low?
By charging only for the services you need.

Every practice is different, and we tailor a custom solution that fits your needs and budget, from our pick-up schedule to the
right kinds of biohazard and sharps containers.

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Arizona Locations Serviced

We offer biohazard and medical waste disposal services throughout Arizona, including: Tempe, Peoria, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Yuma, Scottsdale, Tucson and Phoenix.

It’s Easy to Get Started With MedPro Disposal.

  • Contact MedPro for a fast, free medical waste removal quote.
    We’ll get to know you, discuss your needs, and settle on a number.
    You may be surprised at how much you can save with MedPro.
  • Work with MedPro to determine your first pickup date.
    We’ll confirm your office hours and provide convenient options for medical waste and sharps pickup.
  • Complete a compliance survey.
    After we get to know your requirements, we’ll send you a survey to identify any areas that need to be brought up to OSHA standards.
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All three steps occur at no additional cost to your practice.
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Arizona Medical Waste Savings

Practice TypeZip CodeProjected Annual Savings
Community Health Center85321$2,400
OBGYN85304$1,066
Family Practice86442$1,288
Cancer Treatment Center85122$6,000
Dermatology85224$4,688
Pediatrics85298$10,397

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The Copper State is home to almost 7,000,000 people and 277 miles of Grand Canyon!

When people think Arizona, they usually think of sprawling, hot deserts. When in reality only the southern part of the state has the stereotypical deserts, and the northern part is filled with beautiful pine forests, mountains and of course, canyons.

The Navajo Nation has almost 300,000 residents in Arizona, the most in the nation. Arizona is home to some 27 different Native American tribes, and about 25% of the state is made up of Native American reservations.

The largest industry in AZ is Aerospace and Defense (A&D), closely followed by healthcare.

The state boasts 300 days of sunshine a year, making Arizona the ideal state for building, flying and testing airplanes. The A&D industry in Arizona employs over 8,000 people across the 1,200 companies in the state. The Arizona Commerce Authority (http://www.azcommerce.com/) claims that the A&D industry is, either directly or indirectly, responsible for a total of 150,000 jobs across the state.

Healthcare in Arizona

Banner Health employs over 39,000 people making it the single largest private employer in the state. Banner Health alone has over 19 hospitals in Arizona that serve 300,000 patients every single year.

In 2014 the average yearly salary across the whole state of Arizona was $50,068. In the healthcare industry, however, the average yearly income comes to around $106,070 which is over double the total average salary!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that a majority of people in the health industry work in “General Medical and Surgical Hospitals”, with 112,480 employees that have an average hourly rate of $54.98 and the mean yearly wage is $114,180.

The highest paying job in the medical industry is Medicine Manufacturing, with an average yearly wage of $161,530! That being said, there are only 290 employees in this field but between 2001 and 2008 employment grew 29%.

Pollution, Water, and Personal Responsibility

The Arizona Republic newspaper reported in in May of 2016 that “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently recommended that water systems enforce stricter limits on the compounds, citing links to cancer, liver and immune problems and more. The toxicants are also linked to developmental issues for fetuses and breastfed infants.”

60 water systems in Arizona were contaminated with these chemicals that are produced from mostly manufacturing plants.

The point is, pollution happens in Arizona. Weather it’s Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, or even Skull Valley, somebody is going to improperly dispose of some waste that will inevitably make its way into the water system and local wildlife.

Medical Waste Pollution – How It’s Different

When medical waste is improperly disposed, it creates a hazard for everybody who comes into contact with it – from the man who picks up your garbage to the workers at the landfill.

If infectious waste makes its way to a regular landfill not only does it hurt the workers, but it also can hurt the local wildlife. If birds or squirrels pick up a bloody rag for example, they can carry any illness’ that were on the rag with them into cities, forests and other local areas, potentially infecting humans.

Used needles are perhaps the most dangerous thing to put into a regular garbage can. People are at risk of being stabbed if they push down the garbage, take it out, throw something away, and when the garbage worker takes the trash.

Getting poked with a used syringe can be incredibly frightening. First off, it obviously hurts to be stabbed, especially somewhere as sensitive as your hands. Secondly, there may be left over medication in the needle that can be injected into the victim. Finally, you never know what blood borne pathogens are on the needle. Tests for blood borne diseases such as HIV can take months can take months to come back and during that time you can do nothing but worry.

If you want to make sure your medical, pharmaceutical, sharps or biohazardous waste is properly being disposed of, give us a call. We can save you up to 30% off your current medical waste disposal cost, and we ensure our haulers are taking every precaution they can on the way.

Arizona EPA State Definitions

Classifications of Waste

Biohazardous medical waste is composed of one or more of the following:

  • Cultures and stocks
  • Human blood and blood products
  • Human pathologic wastes
  • Medical Sharps
  • Research animal waste

Types of Wastes

  • Cultures and stock: discarded cultures and stocks generated in the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of a human being or animal or in any research relating to that diagnosis, treatment or immunization, or in the production or testing of biologicals.
  • Human blood and blood products: discarded products and materials containing free-flowing blood or free-flowing blood components.

Storage Requirements

Once biohazardous medical waste has been packaged for shipment off site, a generator shall provide a storage area for biohazardous medical waste until the waste is collected. The storage area should be secured in a manner that restricts access to authorized persons only. It must display the universal biohazard symbol and post warning signs worded as follows: “CAUTION – BIOHAZARDOUS MEDICAL WASTE STORAGE AREA – UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS KEEP OUT” and in Spanish: “PRECAUCION – ZONA DE ALMACENAMIENTO DE DESPERDICIOS BIOLOGICOS PELIGROSOS – PROHIBIDA LA ENTRADA A PERSONAS NO AUTORIZADAS.”

Arizona State Resources

Department of Health

http://www.azdhs.gov/contact.php
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-1025

Department of Environmental Quality

http://www.azdeq.gov/function/about/contact.html
1110 West Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-2300

Secretary of State

http://www.azsos.gov/
Executive Tower 1700 West Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-4285

Arizona Little-Known Facts

Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits-more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).All New England, plus the state of Pennsylvania would fit inside Arizona.Arizona became the 48th state and last of the contiguous states on February 14, 1912.In 1912, President William Howard Taft was ready to make Arizona a state on February 12, but it was Lincoln's birthday. The next day, the 13th, was considered bad luck so they waited until the following day. That's how Arizona became known as the "Valentine State."

Arizona Online Safety Compliance Portal

We strive to provide you services in Arizona 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.

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Methods of Arizona Waste Disposal

On-site Waste Collection

Package medical waste on-site, then leave it for collection by a medical waste disposal company.

Mailback Waste Disposal

Properly package and label the sharps, then send the biohazardous waste safely through the mail for disposal.

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