Every state in the U.S. has specific guidelines for adequate disposal of medical waste generated by hospitals, clinics, blood banks, and other facilities that may acquire medical waste. The federal government and state agencies will impose significant fines on medical facilities that fail to follow medical waste disposal regulations. Therefore, it is critical to understand proper medical waste disposal requirements and methods.
What Is Medical Waste?
Medical waste is healthcare waste that may be contaminated by blood and other bodily fluids that are potentially hazardous or infectious when not correctly disposed of. There are several types of medical waste, such as pathological waste, blood and blood products, cultures and stocks of infectious agents, contaminated sharps, isolation waste, and even animal carcasses and body parts. Vaccination needles, trace chemicals from an IV line, or bloodied remnants from a trauma victim all fall into the category of medical waste and require strict medical waste disposal.
We enable facilities within the healthcare industry to dispose of their medical waste while following local medical waste disposal guidelines, ensuring sustainable safety for users and the environment.
Medical Waste Incineration
Medical waste incineration is recognized as the most effective medical waste disposal method. Incinerating medical waste involves burning various types of waste, such as pharmaceutical and pathological materials, in a specialized furnace known as a medical waste incinerator.
The benefits of medical waste incineration
Medical waste incinerators are considered the safest way to dispose of medical waste. The high-temperature heat produced by an incinerator destroys contaminants within the waste and can then be recycled as heat energy. In addition to reducing the original waste by over 80%, the process also allows the volume of the waste to be reduced by over 95%, which leaves only a small portion of it in a landfill, making medical waste incinerators advantageous for human and environmental well-being.
Our most popular large Firelake models for medical incineration use are:
When infectious disease, non-hazardous solid waste, and medical waste management is part of your daily operations, you need an affordable, on-site incineration solution that will demand fewer resources and less staff time. Firelake medical waste incinerators are designed to properly handle pathological waste, infectious waste, and a variety of other waste from healthcare facilities.
Simple and Reliable On-Site Destruction
Firelake incinerators offer hospitals and clinics reliability and peace of mind in the following features:
- Complete Simplicity! You’re able to set the timer, and trust the incinerator to do its job while you focus on other tasks.
- Select the incineration capacity to best meet your needs and budget; models range up to 1600 pounds.
- Look forward to simple operation and user-friendly controls.
- Reduce hundreds of pounds of medical waste to sterile ash in no time at all.
- Run your incinerator on your fuel of choice; oil, LP or natural gas.
- On-site destruction provides medical waste disposal alternative
Reach out to Firelake Manufacturing Today!
If you’re interested in more information about our incinerators or about federal waste disposal regulations, reach out to us at Firelake Manufacturing. Our expert staff members are happy to guide you through the process so that you’re confident you’re getting the right incinerator for your needs. We also have local incinerator dealers located around the United States. Give us a call at 800-820-3391 or contact us online today!