Medical Waste Disposal Services Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of medical waste disposal services. Medical waste includes soiled bandages, body fluids, body tissues, surgical instruments, needles, cultures and body organs. Generators of medical waste include hospitals, clinics, veterinary clinics, dentist offices, research labs and private practices, and are the key buyers of these services. There are strict regulations governing the disposal of medical waste, which cannot be directly deposited in landfills with municipal solid waste. Medical waste disposal service providers collect, treat (e.g. autoclave) and dispose of (e.g. incinerate) medical waste in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines.