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Medical Waste Disposal for Health Care Facilities

EnviCare, one of the top bio waste management companies in Atlanta, GA and the southeast United States, specializes in comprehensive medical waste management. We help health care facilities in safely disposing of a diverse range of medical wastes, ensuring that all practices are compliant with local, state, and federal regulations.

Biomedical waste disposal services efficiently and safely remove and dispose of the wide variety of possibly dangerous, harmful, toxic, contaminated, or virulent materials that are contaminated with a bodily fluid or any potentially infectious material (OPIM). This can include what are called “sharps,” like hypodermic needles, blades, syringes, and slides, contaminated cultures, petri dishes, and culture flasks, paper towels, wipes, and bench paper, secretions, excretion, and exudates from infectious humans or animals, and much more.​

As one of the healthcare waste management companies in Atlanta, GA and the southeast United States, we understand that biohazardous waste needs to be handled and transported carefully. in very specific ways to ensure it does not cause harm to people or the environment. EnviCare offers a variety of biohazardous waste disposal services to safely dispose of materials like these and many more. Our services are safe, reliable, and compliant with all relevant laws, regulations, and standards.

Biohazardous Waste Disposal Services

Medical Waste

The following items are to be disposed of in an Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) box/ reusable container:


  • Needless syringes

  • Blood soaked gauze/ towels

  • Latex gloves

  • Used bandages

  • PPE

  • Suction canisters/ liners

  • IV tubing/ bags


Sharp items may puncture RMW boxes/ bags, so the following waste items need to go into a sharps container:

  • Needles

  • Blades/ razors

  • Broken glass

  • Glass vials/ bottles

  • Wires

  • Instruments


Pharmaceutical waste is categorized as non-controlled, controlled, non-hazardous, and hazardous. EnviCare accepts non-hazardous, non-controlled pharmaceutical waste and offers the following services:

  • Mail-back programs for controlled and non-controlled.

  • Pharmaceutical waste containers for purchase

  • Pick-up and destruction 


Trace-chemo is defined as having small amounts of chemotherapy medication and is placed in a yellow trace-chemo container. The following are examples of common trace-chemo waste items:

  • PPE

  • Empty IV bags, tubing, bottles & vials

  • Syringes & needles

  • Gloves

  • Pads

Understanding Medical Waste and Its Types

Medical waste, also referred to as biomedical waste or biohazardous waste, represents a wide spectrum of materials that have the potential to be infectious or harmful. From solid waste, such as used bandages and latex gloves, to more specialized waste streams like sharps waste, pathological waste, and chemical waste, EnviCare provides a solution for safe disposal and treatment.

Regulated Medical Waste Disposal

Regulated medical waste (RMW) encompasses items contaminated with blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Proper management ensures that such waste doesn't pose a risk to the environment or the general public. Items that fall under this category include:

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Gauze and Towels

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Latex Gloves

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Used Bandages

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PPE and More

Medical Waste Segregation Guide

Proper segregation ensures that each type of medical waste gets the appropriate treatment, from incineration to chemical treatment. EnviCare prioritizes educating its partners on best practices for disposing of their waste, ensuring reduced risk and higher compliance.

Biohazardous Waste
Medical Waste

  • Infectious Waste

  • Specimen Swabs

  • Blood-Soaked Items

  • Body Fluid Containers

  • IV Bags/Tubing

  • Plastic Vaginal Speculums

  • OPIM


Sharps Container

  • Syringes

  • Needles

  • Razors/Blades

  • Glass Vials

  • Scalpels

  • Lancets

  • Instruments

Non-Controlled/Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Trace Pharmaceutical

  • Vials

  • Tablets

  • Partially Used Prescriptions

  • Lotions/Creams

  • Capsules

  • Powders

Trace Chemotherapy

  • Chemo Administration Supplies

  • Empty Bags, Bottles & Vials

  • Syringes

  • Gloves

  • Needles

  • Gowns

  • Masks

Contact Us

375 Industrial Park Rd NE

Cartersville, GA 30121

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