Vermont Medical Waste Savings
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Vermont Biohazardous and Medical Waste Disposal
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.