Houston Medical Waste Disposal
Sharps Medical Waste Services has been proud to call Houston our home with corporate offices located near the Texas Medical Center since our inception in 1994. Our Houston medical waste disposal services provide dentists, veterinarians, physicians, long-term care communities including assisted living, home healthcare, surgery centers, and other medium and small quantity generators with cost-effective sharps and biohazardous (medical) waste disposal. Sharps offers the traditional pickup service, USPS-authorized sharps mailback systems, or a blended option of both. Medical waste is highly regulated and requires special handling to ensure not only regulatory compliance for your facility, but employee, patient, and community safety.
Houston regulated medical waste (RMW) generators are governed federally by the DEA (controlled pharmaceutical waste), DOT (when using pickup service), USPS (when using mailback), and OSHA. On the state level, generators, transporters, and disposal facilities are regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). These agencies may inspect for proof of employee training, as well as overall regulated medical waste (RMW) management including containment, storage, packaging, labeling, transport, and treatment. Penalties for non-compliance with state and federal regulations can be costly, disruptive to operations, and not worth the hassle. In addition to safety and regulatory concerns, improper management of medical wastes can lead to unwanted publicity and damage to a healthcare facility’s reputation. Selecting an experienced, Houston-based medical waste management company can help reduce these risks and ensure the proper treatment per environmental standards. Go here for more information on Texas Medical Waste Disposal regulations.
Sharps Medical Waste Services understands the diverse needs of Houston area healthcare providers. To meet these needs, we provide our national mailback services as well as a medical waste disposal pickup option available in The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Baytown, and Conroe; as well as the entire counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller.
Got Waste? Contact Sharps Medical Waste Services for a consultation. Our trained sales team can help uncover your needs and best match a solution to meet them based on frequency and types of waste generated. Offering your organization a customized waste removal program can save you hundreds of dollars a year compared to what you may be paying for medical waste disposal now. Also, with Sharps Medical Waste Services, there are no hidden fees for your medical waste management. When contacting our team, please have past invoices, waste volumes, and types of waste streams identified to assist in the consultation. Selecting the right medical waste management firm is an important decision in ensuring regulatory compliance.
Call us at 713.432.0300 to request a free quote for Houston medical waste disposal services.
Disposal of Syringes
While Sharps Medical Waste Services provides easy-to-use sharps mailback systems for residential self-injectors, we understand this may not be optimal for all. The TCEQ offers Disposing of Syringes from Households: Do’s and Don’ts for Texas residents.
Household Hazardous Waste
For other types of hazardous waste such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, and tires, the Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is free to Harris County residents. For facility information, click here. Medical/biohazardous wastes are not accepted. If you would like more information on our sharps mailback systems, please visit our online store.