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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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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The most rural of all 50 states, Vermont is a producer of all things that taste great. The state’s dairy farms produce more than 2 billion pounds of milk each year. The Sugar Maple trees make Vermont the country’s largest producer of maple syrup. Not to mention the nation has Vermont to thank for the delicious Cabot Creamery Cheese and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Vermont’s total 600,000 residents are spread far and wide throughout the Green Mountain State. Most communities are very small and many center on agriculture or around a manufacturing plant.
The state’s largest city is Burlington, which has a population just shy of 55,000 people. It sits on the shore of Lake Champlain and is a mere 45 miles from the Canadian border. Coming in second place for population is the state’s capitol, Montpelier, home to less than 8,000 total residents.
Located in the northeast corner of the country, the people of Vermont endure some of the longest, harshest winters of any state. But heavy snowfall makes it one of the best spots in New England for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Snow mobiles can be spotted racing through the fields and brave hikers like to strap on snow shoes to traipse across deep drifts.
Despite its sometimes desperately cold temperatures, Vermont remains an extremely green state. Almost three quarters of its land area is covered in trees. The state’s famed mountain range, appropriately named the Green Mountains, provides an incredible scenic backdrop no matter the season. When skiers are not taking to the slopes, hikers and are. Mount Mansfield and Killington Peak rise the highest at 4,400- and 4,200- feet respectively. Part of the Appalachian Mountains, the Green Mountains also attract fall foliage visitors who come from all over just to take scenic drives through the state’s winding, tree covered roads.
Home grown businesses are a point of pride for the state, with hardly a fast food chain in sight. Mom and pop diners and general stores thrive, and farm to table meals are the norm in Vermont restaurants. Even the alcohol is made in-state, with Burlington known for its multitude of micro-breweries.
Vermont was ranked the number one most environmentally friendly state in in the country according to a 2015 WalletHub report. The same WalletHub report shows Vermont came in second only to Missouri in lowest total municipal solid waste per capita. And Vermont’s care for the environment is not new. Renewable energy sources, recycling and caring for their beautiful land has been a priority of Vermont residents for generations.
Burlington-based Seventh Generation, a company that makes trash bags, laundry detergent and diapers, ensures that even some of the most “dirty” items stay green for the environment. In 2015, Seventh Generation landed on B Lab’s list of “best for the environment” companies.
Healthcare Industry in Vermont
Like the residents of Vermont, health care facilities for humans and animals are also spread thin across the state. In a place where ski accidents happen on remote mountain sides, farm animals fall ill during the worst parts of winter, and cold temperatures eventually wear on the toughest of Vermont residents, medical professionals are a precious commodity in the state.
If Vermont is concerned about the number of plastic bags it contributes to landfills every year, they are most certainly concerned with where its biohazard waste ends up.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Waste Management Division as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set the standard for medical waste disposal and biohazardous waste disposal in the state.
Things that can be classified as medical waste include biohazardous materials, used needles and sharps, expired pharmaceuticals, human and animal blood or other fluid, used paper products, and gloves and other medical supplies that come in contact with patients.
The last thing a healthcare professional wants to deal with after treating a patient is how to properly and responsibly deal with the material that gets left behind.
The MedPro Disposal Advantage
That’s where MedPro Disposal comes into play. MedPro Disposal has a team of trained drivers who pick up medical waste products on a schedule pre-determined by the client. All the doctors, nurses, dentists or veterinarians have to do is discard their used materials and fluids that could potentially spread disease into containers provided to them but the company. MedPro Disposal handles the rest.
MedPro Disposal promises to continue Vermont’s commitment to its people and its environment by getting rid of biohazard waste in a manner that follows all the rules laid out by the state and OSHA. As a bonus, MedPro Disposal works with each of its clients to plan a pick-up schedule that works best for each office. The company is known for being cost-effective and time-efficient, with customizable packages available to all.
Customers have a choice when it comes to medical waste companies, but not all of them are as experienced, trusted, cost-effective or flexible as MedPro Disposal has proven to be in places all over the country. Now operating in 44 states, MedPro has developed a track record that has customers coming back and referring others.
Worrying about where medical waste ends up and what it does to the environment no longer has to be a thought in the mind of Vermont’s busy medical professionals, thanks to MedPro Disposal.
Vermont EPA State Definitions
Classifications of Waste
Prior to September 30, 1998, the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (HWMR) listed “infectious waste” as a Vermont regulated hazardous waste. Infectious waste was defined in the Vermont HWMR as “a waste capable of producing an infectious disease. For a waste to be infectious, it must contain pathogens with sufficient virulence and quantity so that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host could result in an infectious disease.” The definition contained a list of wastes that had to be managed as a hazardous waste when “the presence of an infectious disease was known or when exposure to or contamination by pathogens was known to have occurred.”
Types of Wastes
Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) means that portion of waste generated in the medical industry which requires special handling and treatment prior to disposal. (a) The following types of solid waste are considered RMW: (1) Pathological Waste: (2) Human blood, blood products and other body fluids: (A) All liquid waste human blood and blood products (B) Other potentially infectious liquid body fluids (C) Items saturated or dripping with blood or with potentially infectious body fluids (3) Cultures and stocks of infectious agents (4) Sharps (5) Animal Waste: animal carcasses, body parts, bedding, and other items from animals that are known or suspected by either the Department of Health or the Department of Agriculture of being contaminated with organisms that can produce disease in humans and that disposal by burial or other ordinarily acceptable means would not sufficiently reduce the risk of transmission of a disease to humans or other animals. (6) Chemotherapy waste (7) Infectious isolation waste (8) Biotechnological by-product effluents (9) Other: wastes not included above as determined by the Secretary.
Persons who store RMW must comply with the following requirements: (1) Waste received at a treatment or transfer facility must be date stamped upon receipt at the facility. (2) Waste must be stored in a manner and location that maintains the integrity of the packaging and prevents contact with water, precipitation, wind, and animals. (3) Storage areas must be locked to prevent unauthorized access. (4) Access to on-site storage areas must be limited to authorized personnel. (5) Areas used for the storage of RMW must be labeled to identify a “Universal Biohazard”. (6) Treated and non-treated RMW must be maintained such that there are no offsite odors. (7) Time limits for storage of untreated RMW, at a transfer, storage or treatment facility may not exceed: Room Temperature for up to 3 days of receipt Refrigerated at < 40 F for up to 7 days of receipt Frozen at < 0 F for up to 37 days of receipt
Vermont State Resources
Here are some local Vermont resources if you have any questions pertaining to Medical Waste Storage, Transportation and Disposal.
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street Burlington, VT 05402 Local Phone Number
Vermont Medical Society
PO Box 1457, 134 Main Street Montpelier, VT 05601 802-223-7898
Vermont Chamber of Commerce
751 Granger Road - Berlin Montpelier, VT 05641 802-223-3443
Vermont Little-Known Facts
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream company gives their ice cream waste to the local Vermont farmers who use it to feed their hogs. The hogs seem to like all of the flavors except Mint Oreo.
Vermont Online Safety Compliance Portal
We strive to provide you services in Vermont 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?