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 on medical waste disposal with MedPro Disposal.
Waste Pickup Date
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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Nebraska, home of Kool-Aid, Warren Buffet and beef! With a human population of 1.8 million and a cattle population of 6.3 million, humans are outnumbered nearly 4 to 1 by cows. Needless to say, Nebraska’s biggest industry is agriculture. Other than cattle, corn and soybeans are the next largest exports.
Amazingly, 93% of Nebraska’s land (45.5 million acres) is used for agricultural purposes according to a 2013 National Agriculture Statistics Service report. There are a staggering forty-six thousand farms in NE with an average of 974 acres per farm.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture states that 1 in 4 jobs in Nebraska are in the agriculture field. These jobs allowed the state’s farmers to export 7.2 billion dollars in 2014, most of the money coming from soybeans, corn, cattle, and animal hides.
While ag is booming in Nebraska, and has been for the past 100 or so years, the healthcare industry is slowly making its way up there.
Healthcare in Nebraska
By 2020, the number of Registered Nurses jobs are expected to increase by 12%, Audiology jobs are expected to increase by 33% and all healthcare practitioner jobs are expected to grow by 14%.
All in, the healthcare tech and practitioner market is expected to bring in 8,516 jobs. Along with the tremendous job growth jobs in the industry make far above the average national and state level wages. The average yearly household income in the United States is $43,000, and the average hourly wage is $25.12/hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While the median hourly wage for those in healthcare is $25.66, or only 54 cents more an hour when compared to the US average, the yearly income is over $11,000 more at $53,386.
This means that if we assume all 8,000 of these new jobs pay $53k a year, by 2020 the healthcare industry alone will be responsible for 450 MILLION dollars in salaries.
Growth and Responsibility
As the healthcare industry grows, so does the amount of waste that Nebraska hospitals and practices produce.
Reducing state wide pollution of NE’s waterways and prairies is everybody’s job, from your family doctor to the state legislators. Medical waste pollution in particular is quite dangerous for a few reasons. First, the waste is potentially infectious. If wildlife gets ahold of the waste, they can actually get sick and pass on the sickness to other animals.
Second, expired or unneeded medications, if improperly disposed of, can be introduced to the local water supply.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center reports that in 2012 industrial facilities dumped 10 million pounds of chemicals into rivers and lakes around the state.
While most of Nebraska’s pollution comes from the agricultural and industrial industries, medical waste pollution is still something we have to be mindful of.
If you are interested in a more in depth article about what happens to medical waste after it’s picked up, click here.
The short version is the waste is picked up, sanitized (preferably using an autoclave), and then put into a sanitary landfill built specifically to reduce the amount of water pollution that comes from the landfill.
MedPro offers medical, biohazardous, sharps and pharmaceutical disposal services at a low cost. We actually save our customers an average of 30% off when compared to their current medical waste disposal vendor.
If your facility produces medical waste and you want to do your part in ensuring your state is pollution free, give us a call or fill out our form today.
Nebraska EPA State Definitions
Classifications of Waste
Biohazard waste (infectious waste) is defined as material of biological origin capable of producing an infectious disease in humans or animals and includes at a minimum blood, body fluids, discarded sharps and inoculated culture media.
Types of Wastes
Infectious waste, blood, blood products, body fluids, infectious sharps, laboratory waste, contaminated animal waste
Biohazard waste, except for sharps, shall be contained in disposable plastic bags or containers that are tear-resistant, leak-proof, and secured to prevent leakage or expulsion of solid or liquid waste during storage, handling or transport.
Nebraska State Resources
Nebraska Medical Association
233 S 13th St # 1200 Lincoln, NE 68508
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE 68509
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 N St # 400 Lincoln, NE 68508
Nebraska Little-Known Facts
In 1927, Nebraska native Edwin E. Perkins invented the powdered soft drink that we know today as Kool-Aid!
Nebraska Online Safety Compliance Portal
We strive to provide you services in Nebraska 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 Nebraska Medical Waste Disposal
On-site Medical 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.