Posted on May 13, 2016

The historical city of Fayetteville, North Carolina has a lot to offer its residents and visitors. As the county seat of Cumberland County, Fayetteville is the 6th largest city in North Carolina and home to Fort Bragg, the largest US army installation in the world. Check out the Airborne and Special Operations Museum or the Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville’s first original residents if you want to brush up on some local history.

The city of Fayetteville has played a role in American history since the very beginning. Starting with the signing of a document known as the Liberty Point Resolves, which declared resistance against England, and preceded the Declaration of Independence by months. During the Civil War, the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads took place in in the downtown area between Union and Confederate forces.

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Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield are home to Army Special Forces, airborne units, and U.S Army Forces Command. Both play a role in fueling the local economy allowing the city to prosper with shopping centers, food, and and healthcare options. They also play a role in attracting the interest of large defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Boeing to the region.

Despite its rich history with battles and war, Fayetteville must feel like a pretty safe place to live with a major army base and defense contractors thriving in the area.

When it comes to disposing medical waste, Fayetteville citizens should take a moment to make sure their disposal procedures are in fact safe.

Medical waste is generally any item that comes in contact with body fluid and carries the risk of harming others or spreading disease. Most of these items are generated on a large scale by health care practices but could also be generated by home-users. For example, sharps, or medical waste that could puncture skin might be used by diabetics to deliver insulin. These needles need to be properly and safely disposed of.

Safe Sharps Disposal in Fayetteville, NC:

• Place sharps into an FDA approved sharps container immediately after use.
• Do not try to recap or bend the needle before disposal.
• Do not throw sharps directly in the trash
• Do not flush down the toilet

Flushing and throwing away of sharps could result in the injury or spread of disease to waste haulers or water treatment workers.

Now how can a resident get a hold of a FDA approved container? Local communities will sometimes offer a collection program or a source to receive containers. However, another option is to look into a trusted medical waste provider like MedPro Waste Disposal.

MedPro offers a mail-back program for sharps collection. Fayetteville residents can shop online and find a container based on personal size requirements and have it sent via mail. When the box is full, slap on the the pre-paid postage and have it sent back.

Besides its mail-back program,  MedPro offers a full range of other medical waste disposal services for larger generators. MedPro has been able to save Fayetteville health care practices an average of $1,283 in medical waste disposal related costs! Check out our list and links to our services offered for Fayetteville.

Medical Waste Disposal

Biohazard Waste Disposal

Compliance/OSHA Training

Sharps Disposal

Pharmaceutical Mailback Program

MedPro is here to make ensure residents have a safe, cost effective solution for medical waste disposal in Fayetteville, North Carolina.