Hospital Waste Disposal

TriHaz provides hospital waste disposal in our service areas. Hospital medical waste disposal refers to safely and appropriately managing and disposing of medical waste generated in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. TriHaz Solutions is the trusted hospital biohazard waste disposal service in the Southeast.


“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.” 

Jeremy Gaertner
Clinical Director, The Orthopaedic Center (TOC)

Why Our Hospital Waste Disposal Service?

Highly Qualified

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.

Reliability & Safety

When you work with TriHaz Solutions for your hospital medical waste disposal requirements you’re working with a reliable partner who can help you reduce risk for your patients.

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.

Hospital Waste Disposal

If you work at a hospital, you know how important it is to properly dispose of medical waste. TriHaz Solutions has a custom, smart solution for your facility. We will come to your hospital to pick up, transport, treat (when necessary), and dispose of your medical waste so you can focus on patient care. 

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What Is the Best Method to Dispose of Hospital Waste?

The best method to dispose of hospital waste depends on the type of waste being handled. Hospital waste is categorized into several types, including general waste, infectious waste, hazardous waste, and radioactive waste, each requiring specific disposal methods to ensure safety and compliance with health regulations.
  • General Waste: This includes non-hazardous waste similar to household waste. It can be disposed of through standard municipal waste services.
  • Infectious Waste: Autoclaving (steam sterilization) followed by incineration or secure landfill disposal is recommended to kill pathogens effectively.
  • Hazardous Chemical Waste: Chemical neutralization followed by specific disposal protocols such as incineration or secure landfill disposal is necessary.
  • Radioactive Waste: Requires containment and long-term storage in shielded containers at designated facilities to allow for the decay of radioactive materials safely.
Adherence to local and international regulations, such as the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is crucial in determining the appropriate disposal method for each type of hospital waste.

What Type of Waste Is Most Commonly Produced in Hospitals?

The most commonly produced waste in hospitals is general (non-hazardous) waste, which accounts for about 75-85% of the total waste generated by healthcare facilities. This category includes items like paper, food waste, plastics, and other non-infectious materials that do not pose a biological risk. General waste can be managed similarly to regular municipal waste, making it easier to handle compared to other types of hospital waste. However, it’s essential for hospitals to implement effective segregation practices to ensure that only truly non-hazardous waste is treated as general waste, thereby minimizing the risk of contamination and ensuring that hazardous, infectious, or radioactive waste is disposed of through the appropriate, specialized channels.

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