The Effects of Biohazard Waste on the Environment

Biohazard Waste  |  September 27th, 2017

Biohazardous waste, also known as infectious or biomedical waste, is any waste that contains infectious materials or potentially infectious substances such as blood. Of particular concern are sharps such as scalpel blades, needles, glass pipettes, or any other waste material that may cause an injury during handling.   Biohazardous waste must be handled according to strict federal, state and local regulations. Mishandled biohazard waste poses...READ ARTICLE

Protection against Pregnancy and HIV with New Birth Control  

Doctors  |  September 22nd, 2017

In the global fight to control the spread of HIV and address birth control to help women in countries that are experiencing overpopulation and reduced quality of life for both women and children, there is a new trial involving a vaginal ring that acts as both a contraceptive and releases an anti-HIV drug.   Researchers have...READ ARTICLE

10 Do’s and Don’t’s of Proper Sharps Disposal 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 20th, 2017

Improperly disposed sharps pose a serious threat not only to healthcare professionals and their patients, but also to medical waste specialists and members of the community. To help you eliminate this threat and ensure the safety of your staff and others, here are 10 Dos and Don’t’s of proper sharps disposal.   DO: Immediately place used needles and other sharps in their proper...READ ARTICLE

Veterinary Office Medical Waste Information 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 13th, 2017

Veterinarian offices are often a flurry of patients and pet parents in all states of emotional disarray. It is easy for staff to forget about medical waste guidelines when dealing with injuries and treatments. The priority for safety and efficacy must prevail to assure hazardous waste is appropriately dealt with.  Each state, and in many...READ ARTICLE

Sharps Disposal: Biohazardous Medical Waste FAQs

Sharps Disposal  |  August 28th, 2017

Sharps disposal can be a tricky business. One needle stick can take a life, or deliver thousands in fines from the EPA or other government bodies. To make things worse, regulations are always in flux, and they can change drastically across state or even local lines. The tendency is to “err on the side of...READ ARTICLE

Everything You Wanted to Know About Mailing Back Medical Waste

Sharps  |  August 16th, 2017

If your practice generates even a small amount of medical waste, you’re most likely aware of the myriad local and federal regulations that go along with said waste. The number of workplace and environmental safety guidelines are staggering. About the only thing more daunting to try and keep up with are the ever-changing Meaningful Use...READ ARTICLE

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Sharps Containers

Sharps Disposal  |  June 26th, 2017

You wouldn’t use a pitching wedge to put a golf ball or a spatula to whisk eggs, so why would you use an old plastic jug to store your used needles? Just as you’ve got to select the right club for the job, you’ve got to make sure you purchase the right sharps containers to...READ ARTICLE

What Can You Put in a Sharps Container?

Sharps Disposal  |  June 15th, 2016

What are sharps? What should you put in a sharps container? Why do we need sharps containers? Read this to find out!READ ARTICLE

Servicing New Jersey with MedPro’s Medical Waste and Sharps Mail Back Program

Pharmaceutical Disposal  |  April 22nd, 2016

MedPro Waste Disposal is proud to service New Jersey for sharps disposal and pharmaceutical disposal via our cost effective mail back program.READ ARTICLE

Why Are More Recyclers Trypanophobic?

Sharps Disposal  |  June 05th, 2015

MedPro explains the importance of proper sharps disposal and how it affects everyone from your home to your hospital!READ ARTICLE