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Safe medical waste collection has never been so simple and affordable. How do we keep our prices so low?
By charging only for the services you need.

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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Montana Locations Serviced

We offer biohazard and medical waste disposal services throughout Montana, including: Livingston, Bozeman, Billings, Missoula and Butte.

It’s Easy to Get Started With MedPro Disposal.

  • Contact MedPro 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.
  • Work with MedPro 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.
it is easy to get started with medpro

 

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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Montana Medical Waste Savings

Practice TypeZip CodeProjected Annual Savings
Health Care Clinic59427$3,600
Community Health Center59034$900
Prison59808$24,240

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Montana, sometimes known as the Treasure State is one of the many homes of the Yellowstone National Park and also one of the largest states in the country. With over 100 mountain ranges, Montana is one of the most mountainous states in the country. Interestingly enough, most of the state is actually flat land and prairies with only the western part of the state having mountains run through it.

During the winter these mountains make Montana an amazing vacation spot. Downhill, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are especially popular with 15 fully developed resorts across the state.

Every year people from all around the world visit MT to vacation at these amazing resorts. In fact, according to the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development says that in 2015 non-residents spent a staggering 3.7 billion dollars, paid for $1.4 billion in salaries to Montana residents, and supported $200 million in taxes. Perhaps most importantly, tourism directly supports almost 64,000 jobs in Montana.

After agriculture, tourism is the second largest industry in Montana. Because of the booming agriculture, tourism and healthcare industries Montana’s unemployment rates run a full 1% lower than the national average with Montana at 3.9% unemployment and the average being 4.9% across the whole United States of America.

Healthcare in Montana

Trauma is one of the leading causes of death for people aged 1 to 44 years old in the US. Generally, most of these deaths are caused by car accidents or falls. Unfortunately, there are no Level 1 trauma centers in Montana. The closest Level 1 trauma center is actually in Seattle which means if you are in Billings and need to go to a trauma 1 center you would have to travel 820 miles!

The Department of Public Health and Human Services reports that due to the lack of trauma centers, and the fact that Montana has a very low population density, it can take hours before someone can be completely treated. That being said, there are 4 Trauma II centers in the state, and all healthcare workers from first responders to surgeons are given extra training on how to stabilize someone in the event that they need to be transported.

Thankfully the healthcare industry is the fastest growing industry in MT. The Billings Gazette reports that between now and 2022 the healthcare field will add 1,300 annually, or almost 8,000 jobs by 2022.

Along with the tremendous job growth, wages are also considerably higher for people in this field. For instance, in 2014 the average yearly wage for a registered nurse was $61,814. The statewide average on the other hand is $38,879 or $22,935 less than RNs.

With Great Growth Comes Great Responsibility…

As the health sector grows, so does the amount of hospitals, family practices and other medical waste generating facilities.

In order to keep Montana’s beautiful mountains free of trash you must properly dispose of all of your waste. From regular garbage to medical waste – you have to account for it all.

Medical, pharmaceutical and sharps waste is more dangerous, though. If medications aren’t disposed of properly they will leak into the local water supplies and hurt wildlife and even humans. If medical waste isn’t disposed properly it will be taken by animals such as birds and squirrels, which obviously will cause harm to these animals and possibly spread disease.

The big danger is really used needles and syringes. If there is a used needle sitting in a regular garbage can a sanitation worker may accidentally get stabbed which not only hurts, but can spread things like HIV and Hepatitis.

MedPro wants to keep Montana clean and safe for everybody. In order to do this, we provide cost effective disposal solutions so everyone from a small one doctor practice to hospitals can afford our services and do their part in keeping your state clean!

 

Montana EPA State Definitions

Classifications of Waste

Classifications of Medical Waste Montana* (term used, definition): Medical Waste is defined as Infectious Waste. “Infectious waste” means waste capable of producing infectious disease.

Types of Wastes

Waste includes but is not limited to: (a) cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals; (b) human pathological waste, including tissues, organs, and body parts removed during surgery or an autopsy; (c) free-flowing waste human blood and products of blood, including serum, plasma, and other blood components and items soaked or saturated with blood; and (d) sharps that have been used in patient care, medical research, or industrial laboratories.

Storage Requirements

Management standards — procedures for storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal. (1) Infectious waste must be separated from ordinary waste at the point of origin and stored until the waste is rendered noninfectious in separate, distinct containers with biohazard warning labels in compliance with the following procedures: (a) Sharps must be contained for storage, transportation, treatment, and subsequent disposal in leakproof, rigid, puncture-resistant containers that must be taped closed or capped securely to prevent loss of contents. (b) Infectious waste other than sharps must be contained in moisture-proof disposable containers or bags of a strength sufficient to prevent ripping, tearing, or bursting under normal conditions of use. The bags must be securely tied to prevent leakage or expulsion of solid or liquid wastes during storage, handling, and transportation.

Montana State Resources

Montana Medical Association

http://www.mmaoffice.org/
2021 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 1
Billings, MT 59601
406-443-4000

Montana Department of Public Health

http://dphhs.mt.gov/
1400 Broadway
Billings, MT 59620
406 444-4540

Montana Chamber of Commerce

http://www.montanachamber.com/
900 Gibbon St
Billings, MT 59601
(406) 442-2405

Montana Little-Known Facts

You can fit Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York within our state borders and still have room left over for the District of Columbia!

Montana Online Safety Compliance Portal

We strive to provide you services in Montana 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

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Methods of Montana Waste Disposal

On-site 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.

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