Disposing of medical waste is highly regulated. It’s important to invest some research on various companies. Choosing the wrong medical waste disposal company can result in poor disposal quality, a burdened partnership, and even higher prices. If your waste ends up as pollution, you will be fined.
Below are three critical points to investigate when choosing a medical waste disposal company to trust.
#1: Ethics and Liability
Consider the ethics of the company and whether they can provide you with proper documentation. Credible companies will provide you with the documentation, and these documents will protect you from mines. Fines will occur from the inaccurate waste manifest, incorrect segmenting, a road accident, improper labeling, storage, disposal, and/or treatment. These fines can range from a few thousand to a few million dollars.
It’s also important to know if the company you work with claims title to the waste. This means your practice is free of any liability once your biohazard waste leaves your facility.
At MedPro Disposal, we provide every practice a waste manifest each time your waste is picked up. This documentation ensures your waste was properly disposed of and will protect you during audits. We even have an insurance policy worth millions of dollars. Once your waste is placed in our trucks, we take title to it!
#2: Experience and Reliability
Next, consider the experience and reliability of the company. An experienced medical waste disposal company is beneficial because not only does it save you money, but it also provides you the assurance that their employees are highly trained.
#3: Contract Structure
Finally, you will need to consider the contract structure. It’s important to know the length of your contract and the prices you’ll be paying. Pay close attention to the fine print and beware any wording that indicates a price increase during the duration of the contract. You don’t want to be locked into a five-year contract and be price gouged.
MedPro Disposal does NOT upcharge over time or have any hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay. We have one line on our invoices: Medical Waste Disposal. In addition, we’re able to save practices an average of 30% annually on cost.
Overall, having a reputable medical waste disposal company can save you money, stress, and time. It’s important to set aside time to research these companies to learn more about their ethics, experience, and contract structure. Knowing this will mitigate your chances of accidental infringement.
Written by: Jake Guglielmo