Frequently Asked Questions
Biomedical Waste Frequently Asked Questions
Who should use biomedical waste containers?
Medical waste generators: Biomedical waste is regulated by both the federal and state government. Any employer who generates medical waste should utilize regulatory compliant sharps disposal and destruction methods. Home self-injectors: Individuals who self-inject must properly dispose of their sharps to protect family and community members from risk of injury and infection. EPA Guidelines on proper destruction by homeowners can be found at EPA.gov.
What goes in a sharps container?
Sharps containers should be used to dispose of needles, syringes, lancets, scalpels and other sharp objects contaminated with blood or bodily fluids; gauze pads or other absorbent material that when squeezed would drip bodily fluids; used spill cleanup kits and employee protective apparel used in the cleanup.
Why am I required to have my infectious biohazardous waste picked up every 30 days?
By law, biomedical waste cannot be stored for longer than 30 days due to blood-borne pathogens and other potential public health hazards.
Where can I learn more about the laws and regulations that apply to Florida medical waste generators?
Does UMI provide biomedical waste disposal services for medical waste generators located anywhere within the State of Florida?
Yes! UMI provides medical waste management solutions for the largest hospitals to the smallest clinics and other facilities located anywhere in Florida, including but not limited to the following: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines, Cape Coral, Hollywood, Gainesville, Miramar, Coral Springs, Clearwater, Miami Gardens, Palm Bay, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Lakeland, Davie, Miami Beach, Deltona, Plantation, Sunrise, Boca Raton, Largo, Melbourne, Palm Coast, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, Lauderhill, Weston, Fort Myers, Daytona Beach, Delray Beach, Homestead, Tamarac, Kissimmee, North Miami, North Port, Wellington, Ocala, Port Orange, Jupiter, Sanford, Margate, Coconut Creek, Pensacola, Sarasota, Bradenton, Pinellas Park, Palm Beach Gardens, Coral Gables, Doral, Bonita Springs, Titusville, Fort Pierce, Apopka, North Miami Beach, Altamonte Springs, Oakland Park, North Lauderdale, Cutler Bay, Ormond Beach, Greenacres, Hallandale Beach, Panama City, Aventura, Ocoee, Dunedin, St. Cloud, Lake Worth, Plant City, Winter Garden, Royal Palm Beach Village, Winter Haven, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Lauderdale Lakes, Riviera Beach, Dania Beach, Miami Lakes, Clermont, Cooper City, Winter Park, DeLand, Casselberry, Rockledge, Key West, Temple Terrace, Parkland, Tarpon Springs, Palmetto Bay Village, New Smyrna Beach, Sebastian, Hialeah Gardens, Jacksonville Beach, Crestview, Sunny Isles Beach, Edgewater, Venice, Haines City, Leesburg, Vero Beach and Naples.
About United Medical Industries
We provide professional medical waste management solutions for large, medium and small facilities, including hospitals, outpatient care facilities, dentists, doctors, and all other biomedical waste generators.
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