TriHaz provides hazardous waste disposal services for healthcare and industry in our service area. In addition to common waste streams, healthcare providers may have wastes such as aerosols and flammable liquids in small quantities, as well as universal waste. Our industrial customers find our waste profiling to be especially helpful, along with fewer and less obtrusive pickups. With all customers, our goal is to reduce disruption and keep your facility’s operational efficiency at the forefront.
“The Orthopaedic Center has 21 locations across Alabama and Tennessee, and TriHaz Solutions has managed our medical waste for several years. They are very responsive – “Johnny-on-the-spot” whenever I need to add a service or have a question! Before TriHaz, we had to use several vendors for our different locations, and with their bundled services, we can include secure document destruction. This is much more efficient, with one pickup and one invoice. Plus, we have no worries about compliance since our waste is being properly transported, treated, and disposed.”
Clinical Director, The Orthopaedic Center (TOC)
Our team is highly qualified and has the experience to get the job done right. With years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you with your specific needs.
When you work with TriHaz Solutions for your shredding requirements you’re working with a reliable partner who can help you reduce risk for your patients and employees.
We offer staff compliance training for your staff regarding OSHA, DOT, and HIPAA. This is important to ensure that your staff is up-to-date on the latest compliance regulations.
Materials that are classified as a hazardous waste must first be considered a solid waste, so the first step in hazardous waste identification is determining if a material meets the criteria. (Note: This can be confusing, because the definition of solid waste does not mean that the waste is always physically solid! It could be liquid, solid, sludge, or a contained gaseous material.) Then, the waste generator should determine whether the waste is specifically excluded from regulation as a solid/hazardous waste. There are wastes that are not considered solid wastes and there are solid wastes that are excluded from the definition of hazardous waste. The exclusions are for a variety of reasons (to provide recycling incentives, not enough information on the material, etc.) and made as a result of an EPA rule or Congressional action. Waste generators will find it helpful to refer to the
In Alabama, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is the agency that enforces hazardous waste regulations, including the universal waste rule and ADEM’s simplified set of standards allow for safe management. The goal is to encourage recycling and reclamation, while avoiding improper disposal for commonly generated wastes. Basically, the universal waste rules allow for simplified packaging/labeling requirements, longer accumulation times, and being able to ship the waste without a hazardous waste manifest. Also, universal waste is not counted against a facility’s hazardous waste generator status.
Tennessee’s universal waste management requirements closely mirror federal requirements and are administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC). In Tennessee, hazardous waste generators may choose to manage non-hazardous items as universal waste.
There are a couple of notable differences between federal and state regulations in Tennessee, specifically, regarding lamp crushers and destination facilities.
When new waste needs surface that your current waste provider doesn’t offer, shuffling multiple vendors and unfamiliar faces in and out of your facility can cause unnecessary disruptions in your medical facility or plant.
Your facility is responsible for its hazardous waste from the moment it’s generated until disposal. Your facility’s liability increases with every extra mile your waste has to travel.
Hazardous waste disposal is the systematic and regulated process of managing, handling, and ultimately eliminating materials that pose a significant risk to human health and the environment. TriHaz Solutions is the trusted solution for hazardous waste disposal in the Southeast.