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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?

From us! Watch this Management of Biomedical Waste in Florida video on YouTube or Vimeo, follow us on Twitter and sign up online for our OSHA Compliance Training courses!

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.

Years in Business Serving All of Florida

Million lbs of Biohazardous Waste Disposed

% On-Time Service

Happy & Loyal Clients

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

I have done business with United Medical Industries for quite a few years now. They have been great. They are always here when they say they are going to be. The staff is always very friendly. The pricing is very affordable.
Roxy Barber
Roxy Barber
20:08 19 May 17
we have been using UMI for the last 5 years, they are always on time and we are extremely happy with the service they provide. Keep up the good work,
gb brody
gb brody
20:20 09 May 17
Very reliable. When it comes to medical waste, you need a reliable company. UMI is that company. Great people to work with also.
Bibi S.
Bibi S.
18:31 11 May 17
We absolutely love working with UMI. Our medical waste pick-up is on auto pilot. It's one less thing the practice has to worry about.
Alice Thomas
Alice Thomas
09:34 03 May 17
Staff is very courteous. Prompt pickup & delivery. Great Service!
Alan B
Alan B
23:18 05 May 17
As a Property Manager, I feel confident in being able to refer business to United Medical Industries Corp. for any of my medical tenants. They have never let me down. My tenants have only great things to say and are very happy with their services. UMI is on our Top Rated Vendor list and they are our go to service provider for medical waste.
Victor Abreu
Victor Abreu
19:03 30 Jun 17
Excellent customer service and a pleasure to deal with! Would certainly recommend their services.
Linda Fowler
Linda Fowler
13:38 05 Jul 17
Excelent service. Well educated personel doing the office visits
Dr. Elias Milgram
Dr. Elias Milgram
21:47 16 Jul 17
Good service! Very dependable and good rates
vanessa garcia
vanessa garcia
19:29 19 Jul 17
excellent company. WE have used them for many years...family owned and run. great service and low cost.
Janet Gersten
Janet Gersten
23:26 29 Sep 17
We have had great service with UMI for the last 4 1/2 years!!
Miami Beach OBGYN
Miami Beach OBGYN
18:15 15 Jan 18