Houston, Texas Medical Waste Disposal Services
MedPro Disposal offers medical waste disposal, infectious sharps waste management, OSHA compliance training including bloodborne pathogens training and certification, and HIPAA-compliance document shredding and data destruction services. MedPro Disposal keeps your practice safe and compliant so you can focus on what matters most, your patients.
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Medical Waste Disposal Houston, Texas
Deep in the heart of Texas sits the fourth largest city in the United States: Houston. With more than 2 million people that call Houston home, the city has plenty to show for its larger than life size.
For starters it’s a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world bringing their flare and flavors to this southern cultural hub. Its residents have a team to root for all year long with four professional sports organizations anchored in town. It’s a hot seat for the nation’s energy and oil industries, and a mecca for telecommunications.
Not to mention, Houston has been the nerve center for NASA’s space operations since the Space Race of the 1950’s and -60’s that saw the U.S. put the first man on the moon.
In short, Houston is a big deal.
While many Houston-ites are hard at work each day taking care of issues unfolding in outer space, others are hard at work in the biotechnology and healthcare sectors. In fact, Houston is home to the largest medical complex in the world: Texas Medical Center (TMC).
TMC employs 106,000 people and tends to 7.2 million patient visits annually- that’s three times the population of Houston and twice that of Los Angeles according to TMC’s website.
Houston’s health and medical organizations do not stop at TMC, they are spread far and wide throughout the city. But the last thing any medical professional wants to hear when it comes to medical waste disposal is “Houston we have a problem.”
MedPro Disposal provides reliable, cost-effective medical waste disposal throughout Houston, Texas to large and small quantity generators of medical waste.
The State of Texas produces 8.5 percent of the nation’s 2 million tons of total medical waste per year, second only to California. How Houston companies handle, store, transport and dispose of all that waste is regulated by the State of Texas.
Pages of instructions on getting rid of sharps, blood, body fluids, microbiological waste, pathological waste and more are available as part of Title 30 in the Texas Administrative Code. But while medical companies should be aware of the rules and regulations around biohazard waste disposal- MedPro Disposal takes care of operating under those rules and regulations so that health facilities can focus on doing their job while their medical waste and biohazard disposal needs are taken care of.
With plenty of businesses in need of medical waste disposal and biohazard waste disposal, there are several companies competing for that not-so-glamorous but necessary job.
Here are a few reasons MedPro Disposal has an edge over other medical waste disposal companies:
- MedPro Disposal is cost-conscious: The cost of removing medical waste varies from state to state, and even office to office. We know that healthcare budgets are stretched very thin. That’s why we work with each individual client to work out a service schedule and payment plan that makes since for that specific business.How much waste an office produces, how often it needs to be picked up, and how close that office is to other facilities using our services all get factored into price. At any time, an office can scale back or ramp up the number of pick-ups to best fit their needs.We would much rather pick up full waste containers less frequently than charge extra to pick up half-full containers on a more frequent basis. It saves you money and us time.
- MedPro Disposal is service oriented: MedPro Disposal believes that our customers come first. That is why we customize our service for each and every client based on their needs. Everyone on our field team and on teams with our affiliate hauling companies are trained to maintain top-notch customer satisfaction.Our attitude toward customer service overflows into how we operate as a company. Our invoices are easy to read and understand with zero hidden fees or surcharges. We utilize green paperless billing and online document retrieval in most areas for convenience. And we always offer customized plans based on customer needs so that no one is spending more than necessary on our services.
- MedPro Disposal has seen it all: MedPro Disposal has been expanding its services across the nation since 2009. That has given us plenty of time to know and understand the intricacies of the market. Service for a small, specialized doctor’s office is going to vary wildly from service at a large clinic. We are prepared to handle all situations.Our vast experience also validates our commitment to cost and customer service. Our customers continue to report rave reviews and prove that our prices for our services remain unmatched by our competition.
The bottom line is, MedPro Disposal fits the bill when it comes to price, customer service, experience and additional offerings. For a quick break down of exactly what MedPro Disposal can offer your healthcare facility, see below:
- Medical Waste Disposal
- Medical waste management
- Biohazard Waste Disposal
- Sharps Removal
- Mail Back Sharps Containers
- Safety Compliance Solutions
- Customized plans according to your needs
- Comprehensive Compliance Solutions
- Online Document Retrieval (most areas)
- Simple Pricing (no hidden fees or surcharges)
- Dedicated Customer Service
- Green Choices, Paperless Billing
- State-Of-The Art tracking and routing software (saves money)
Sanitation & Waste Disposal Central to Houston’s Medical Complex
Medical districts are crucial to any community, as so much of each state and even cities’ local economies rely on it; as billions of dollars are spent on healthcare annually. Not only does it directly boost productivity but there is a fortune sitting on the health insurance industry, pharmaceutical industry and medical research.
Healthcare facilities are anchors of communities. They are:
“…hubs of employment, innovation, sharing economy activities, medical tourism, and tax revenue generation, serving as an economic boost for areas that have long been abandoned.”
Cities with robust healthcare facilities can expect significant growth in its area. Houston, for instance is home to Texas Medical Center – its medical district which employs 106,000 people annually and brandishes a GDP of about $25 billion.
The City’s Economic Footprint
Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth in the United States. It has about a population of six million people. But aside from the city’s dense population, a more interesting fact about Houston is that it houses a variety of industrial expertise. It is known for spearheading the energy industry, as the city derives its economic value primarily from energy and its distinct branches (e.g., exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply, and technology) and oil. A few notable energy corporations operate in Houston: Chevron, Apache Corporation. ExxonMobil, Shell, Oil States International, and etc.
Naturally, this makes Houston an ideal place for its more renown title: The Space Exploration Capital. Famously associated to space exploration because of the 1995 movie Apollo 13’s (starring Tom Hanks) famous line:
“Houston, we have a problem”
The association isn’t far from reality as the city houses United Space Alliance and Johnson Space Center which is NASA’s main research and development facility.
Other than being known for its robust industrial and aerospace sector, other industries within Houston have flourished since non-renewable energy and oil prices have plummeted as of late. As a city that has scaled in terms of technological capabilities, Houston boasts a burgeoning healthcare and biomedical industry. It is home to the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex/district that comprises:
- 21 hospitals
- 8 specialty institutions
- 8 academic and research institutions
- 4 medical schools
- 7 nursing schools
- 3 public health organizations
- 2 pharmacy schools
- 1 dental school
Altogether, these institutions facilitate about a total of 10 million patient encounters per year, with 180,000 annual surgeries, and a total of 9,200 patient beds. Moreover, there are several biomedical waste disposal companies in Houston that cater to these healthcare facilities; creating a strong healthcare environment from sanitary medical supplies to the disposal thereof.
As the vanguard of healthcare in the United States of America, the Texas Medical Center continues to expand and develop its facilities. This ensures that the district stays at the forefront of the umbrella of healthcare: patient care, research, and academic participation.
Some of the developments in the last five years are:
- The addition of the district’s 50th member: the Galveston’s Shriners Hospital for Children which specializes in treating trauma burns for children.
- The addition of San José Clinic, the community’s leading charity care clinic as its 51st member, This was a monumental step in ensuring affordable and accessible healthcare to the surrounding community.
- As of this year, 2020, Texas A&M announced its prospect to build a $550 million complex that will include an 18-story academic building, a 30-story medica office building, and a 19-story student housing building.
Medical Waste Management
As the district expands, so does the wastes that are produced by its healthcare facilities.
Thousands upon thousands of these wastes are produced by the busy healthcare district. It was reported that just about two months ago, the ICU capacity of Houston’s hospitals had reached 97%. This date was an aggregate of reported statistics by seven of the most prominent hospitals in Houston (CHI St. Luke’s Health, Harris Health System, Houston Methodist, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann, Texas Children’s Hospital and University of Texas Medical Branch.).
A more underrated aspect of healthcare is hospital waste management. Different healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, research institutions, and the like all dispose of thousands upon thousands of toxic medical wastes. As much as disposable protective equipment and sanitation plays a huge role in patient care, strict protocols regarding the disposal is a huge part of the healthcare industry’s eco-system.
The full coverage of biomedical waste includes:
- Sharps (needles, syringes, lancets, infusion sets, epipens, insulin pens, scalpels, scissors, etc.)
- Liquid Waste (blood, bodily fluid, toxic/hazardous substances)
- Solid Waste (disposable protective equipment: masks, gloves, tissues, cottons, and etc.)
An effective waste management prevents the enormous risks posed by hazardous chemicals and fluids that can do the opposite of improve the overall health of the population.
Improperly disposed medical wastes can lead to risk of death, injury, or exposure to harmful substances:
- sharps-inflicted injuries.
- toxic exposure to pharmaceutical products, in particular, antibiotics and cytotoxic drugs released into the surrounding environment, and to substances such as mercury or dioxins, during the handling or incineration of health care wastes.
- chemical burns arising in the context of disinfection, sterilization or waste treatment activities.
Houston continues to be the beacon of healthcare not only in Texas, but also in the United States. It is exemplified throughout the medical complex that it is not only through competent doctors and state of the art innovation that bolsters the area’s reputation, but also the presence of practices by the hospitals through stringent sanitation and the partnership with credible biomedical waste disposal, sharps elimination and medical waste disposal companies.
Houston, TX Local Resources
5425 Polk St. Ste H Houston, TX 77023-1452
6201 Bonhomme Rd Houston, TX 77036
City of Houston
City of Houston
901 Bagby Houston, TX 77002
Supply and Other Resources for Houston
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
3920 Farm to Market 1960 #120 Houston, TX 77068
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
3920 Farm to Market 1960 #120 Houston, TX 77068
1200 Travis St Houston, TX 77002
Bacchus Coffee and Wine
Bacchus Coffee and Wine
2502 Dunlavy B Houston, TX 77006
Houston Little-Known Facts
In August 1836, two real estate entrepreneurs-Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen-from New York, purchased 6,642 acres (26.88 km2) of land along Buffalo Bayou with the intent of founding a city. The Allen brothers decided to name the city after Sam Houston, the popular general at the Battle of San Jacinto, who was elected President of Texas in September 1836.
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Why Choose MedPro Disposal for Medical Waste & Sharps Container Disposal in Maine?
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 Springdale 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.