As more ambulatory surgery centers offer outpatient services, it’s become vital that they are in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws for the usage and disposal of medical waste at their facility.

Surgery centers are increasingly being used today to reduce costs for less complicated procedures and to reduce hospital admission rates. As more ambulatory surgery centers offer outpatient services, it’s become vital that they are in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws for the usage and disposal of medical waste at their facility. Not only to protect the patient and workers, but also the public.

The healthcare facilities are unique in that they produce a number of different types of waste all of which must be handled differently during the waste removal and destruction process.  Here’s a closer look at how surgery center medical waste must be handled and why working with a professional medical waste disposal company is key.

Utilize Proper Waste Segregation

We continue to talk here on the blog about the importance of proper waste segregation. At a diverse location such as a surgery center where all kinds of different waste are produced, it’s especially critical to have these set-up and rules enforced.

Containers that are clearly marked and that are appropriate for storing used sharps, or radioactive or hazardous waste, for example, need to be separated, handled and discarded of in a way that does not pose a threat to the public, the environment of those workers who come in contact with it.

Regular Pick-up and Hauling of Waste

As the use of these facilities increases for procedures, it’s important that surgery centers partner with a provider that understands the laws and practices compliant waste removal at all stages of the removal and destruction process.

A certified provider will be able to come to you, pick up the waste and handle its disposal without interfering with your busy schedule. Be sure that you’re having it hauled away in a safe amount of time so your bins are not overflowing.

At Red Bags, we pride ourselves on delivering the best, consistent service for our customers. Our company is established by professionals with extensive experience in medical waste disposal services and it is our priority to ensure your medical waste is handled appropriately.

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