The MedPro Disposal Difference
Safe medical waste disposal has never been so simple and affordable. How do we keep our prices so low? By charging only for the services you need and keeping our operating costs low to pass along the savings.
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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It’s Easy to Get Started With MedPro Disposal
Contact MedPro Disposal 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 Disposal.
Work with MedPro Disposal 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.
All three steps occur at no additional cost to your practice. You’re on your way to safe, affordable, compliant medical waste removal!
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Maryland Medical Waste Savings
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Maryland, one of the 13 states that founded the United States of America, home to over 6 million people and almost 80,000 horses!
Sometimes called America in Miniature because of the wide geographical variety, ranging from mountains to dunes to forests and rivers. In the same day you could ski in the mountains, hike in the forest, buggy around the dunes and take a whitewater rafting trip!
As the fourth smallest, yet most densely populated state, the amount of variety you can see in Maryland is amazing.
Maryland is also claimed to be the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States. One of the main reasons people moved to Maryland was to escape the prosecution of Catholics in the United Kingdom. Without Maryland, there may be no First Amendment!
Air, Space and Defense
According to the Maryland Department of Commerce the main key industries today are:
- Aerospace & Defense
- Energy & Sustainability
- BioHealth & Life Science
- IT & Cybersecurity
- Military & Federal,
The 8,700 Aerospace and Defense companies make it the single largest industry in the state. With an average salary of $100,000 per year, over 130,000 jobs and 33 billion dollars in economic activity in 2015, it is also the most important industry in the state as far as economics go.
Third on the list of main industries in MD is Biohealth and Life Science. This includes jobs like doctors, nurses, medical research, and healthcare IT.
The health industry employed 39,000 people in 2015, paid 4 billion dollars in wages, and produced 15 billion dollars in economic activity for the state.
The Baltimore Sun reported that hospitals in Baltimore are looking to hire 1,000 new employees in 2016, mostly for entry level jobs to give underprivileged people an opportunity to get a fair paying career.
Waste, Cities and the Environment
With 100,000 healthcare workers statewide, and that number is quickly growing, Maryland’s hospitals treat over a million patients a year.
The MaryPIRG Foundation estimates that Maryland’s hospitals and various healthcare facilities generate 35,000 tons or 70,000,000 pounds of medical waste every year. While Maryland has some of the most thorough and strict medical waste disposal regulations around, pollution still happens.
Be it a nurse accidentally throwing infectious waste in the wrong garbage bin or a diabetic throwing a syringe in their garbage can, both are pollution and both harm Maryland. The only way to stop improper disposal of biohazardous waste is through education.
Thankfully, we have a ton of resources focused on teaching proper disposal, regulations, and insight into how waste is actually disposed – all for free.
If you want to ensure your medical waste is going to the right place, give us a call and get a free quote right now. On average, MedPro Disposal customers save 30% off their previous medical waste disposal vendor, and we provide the highest quality customer service around.
Maryland EPA State Definitions
Classifications of Waste
Anatomical material, which is human or animal body parts, including tissues and organs; Blood (human or animal); Blood-soiled articles, which means any article that contains blood in any form as a result of contact with blood; Contaminated material which means: Microbiological laboratory waste; The feces of an individual diagnosed as having a disease that may be transmitted to another human being through the feces; An article soiled with the feces of an individual diagnosed as having a disease that may be transmitted to another human being through the feces; or An article that has come into contact with a known infectious agent. Microbiological laboratory waste, which means waste from a microbiological laboratory that contains an infectious agent and includes cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals; or Sharps, which means a syringe, needle, surgical instrument, or other article that is capable of cutting or puncturing human skin.
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.
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.
Maryland State Resources
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Maryland Department of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Drive Baltimore, MD 21076
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
60 W St # 100 Baltimore, MD 21401
Maryland Little-Known Facts
Maryland was first to enact Workmen’s compensation laws in 1902.
Maryland Online Safety Compliance Portal
We strive to provide you services in Maryland 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.
Medical Waste Disposal Resources
Have questions about compliant biohazard waste and sharps disposal best practices?
Why Choose MedPro Disposal for Medical Waste & Sharps Disposal?
Safe, affordable, fully insured medical waste management.
Reliable disposal service from an experienced provider.
Custom waste pickup and disposal solutions
OSHA, HIPAA, DOT, and other compliance training.
Methods of Maryland Medical 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.