The Daniels Difference


  • We provide medical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
  • All containers sanitized through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
  • It is our drivers and our trucks that will service your facility, no third party hauler risk
  • We are up front with our costs and transparent with our contracts 
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
  • Eliminate the purchase, disposal costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers


  • Regulated Medical Waste Services 
  • Biohazardous Sharps Services 
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
  • Chemotherapy and Hazardous Waste Services 
  • Onsite and online compliance and education



Colorado Medical Waste Management | Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal

Daniels has been a Clinical Waste Service provider in the Rockies for over 12 years..

In our 12+ years of proudly serving Colorado healthcare facilities, Daniels has grown to become the second largest healthcare waste management provider in the United States! We started small with 2 people, a revolutionary little ivory sharps container, and a goal of just winning one hospital to the idea that sharps safety had to be taken seriously. Today Daniels has hundreds of hospitals and thousands of non-acute healthcare facilities converted to its safer collection systems for all hazardous and non hazardous waste streams.


Our team works to lower the costs and environmental impact of our customers through targeted education and segregation initiatives, unique to your facility's needs. Additionally, we provide online compliance training to ensure that you not only meet but exceed the Colorado waste guidelines set in place. We understand Colorado healthcare facilities needs because we are local to your state and are passionate experts in local Colorado medical waste guidelines. Every day, through the thousands of customers that have bought into our safer ideals, we are living out our vision of making healthcare safer. Our solutions and safety designed containers are going to optimize waste stream efficiencies, lower costs, and decrease environmental impact in your facility. Get in touch with us today! 



Colorado's Growing Healthcare Sector

Colorado is also a growing state, due to its healthy economy, good labor supply and livability. Currently, the healthcare and social service sector provides employment to 11% of Colorado employees, which is 1 in every 9 people and second only to retail. Where there are healthcare facilities there is also medical and biohazardous waste. Colorado’s regulations are managed by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health Environment) which separates medical waste into 8 categories:

  • Blood and Bodily Fluids
  • Infectious Waste 
  • Sharps Waste
  • Chemotherapy Waste 
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Pathological waste
  • Trauma Scene Waste
  • Pharmaceutical Waste

In regard to pharmaceutical waste there are very stringent guidelines around the handling of expired drugs, waste materials containing excess drugs such as IV bags and drug storage containers. To learn more about Colorado Medical Waste compliance, check out our blog post:

Guide To Colorado Medical Waste Regulations


Pharmaceutical Waste Management, designed for Security.

We care about the security of your pharmaceutical waste management. Our secure pharmaceutical waste containment systems mitigate any unnecessary risk in the disposal, transport and treatment of discarded pharmaceuticals.

Daniels Pharmaceutical collection systems are leading a new wave of pharmaceutical containers designed first and foremost to protect. With built-in security features that prevent tampering and unauthorized access to non-hazardous pharmaceuticals, we ensure healthcare facilities risk for staff and patients is mitigated. The consequences of improperly disposed pharmaceuticals can be expensive and dangerous. If you are confused about how to dispose of medications in Colorado, Daniels Health is an expert in regulatory compliance! We will work with your facility to review, analyze and streamline your current pharmaceutical waste disposal services to determine the most cost-effective system of collection, pick up, and disposal. This includes: 

  • Formulary Analysis to identify hazardous drugs 
  • Waste Audits to identify training and education requirements  
  • Container Location Mapping for effective segregation 
  • Tamperproof anti-thef Pharmaceutical containers to ensure security for staff and patients 


With Daniels, you have access to the most secure pharmaceutical waste management solution in America. We provide traceability during every step of the process. Our waste classification portal provides you with up-to-date classifications for your entire drug inventory, including everything your facility and staff need to comply with Colorado’s regulations.


Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Colorado.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.


855 251 2655         Request a quote      




Let's Talk About Colorado

Colorado means, “colored red” and it’s not hard to see how this stunning western state got its name. World-class skiing, breath-taking mountains, canyons and desert make the “Centennial State” one of the best Uncle Sam has to offer. With over 85 million visitors a year, Colorado is one of the country’s most popular destinations. If you fly into the capital Denver, “Blucifer” is there to greet you, standing 32 feet tall, the Blue Mustang with red glowing neon eyes is meant to represent the “wild spirit of the old American West.” When in Denver pay a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater, have brunch at Brown Palace where presidents and the Beatles have dined. Check out the retro theme park Lakeside and sample one of Elvis’s favorite snacks, the Fools Gold Loaf. 


In the southwest, the Mesa Verde National Park occupies 52,000 acres of the Colorado Plateau and is a world Heritage site, established to preserve nearly 5,000 archaeological sites including 600 ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings. In the south, plan a visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, where you can slide down Star Dune, chill out by Medano Lake and trek to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Southeast in Baca, the Comanche National Grassland has spectacular Native American rock art and 1,300 dinosaur footprints on the Picketwire track.


Adventure seekers pass through Aurora, the "Gateway to the Rockies," and make their way up to the mountains. The Rocky Mountains are the birthplace of the most popular river in the US. Arkansas River is a must for white water rafting. Get those hiking boots on and hit the Colorado Trail spanning more than 500 miles, cross the peaks of the Rocky Mountains or climb Coney Summit, which is 13,334 feet above sea level. Sleep under the stars in Black Canyon, part of Gunnison National Park or head to Hanging Lake in the Glenwood Canyon suspended at the edge of the cliffs. Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is an absolute paradise on earth. If you’re passing through Estes Park, a stay at the Stanley Hotel is a must, just avoid room 217, its paranormal activity is said to have inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining.”


Colorado State Resources & Requirements

Colorado EPA

1595 Wynkoop Street

Denver, CO 80202-1129

303 312 6312

Daniels Colorado Site

7600 Johnson Dr

Frederick, CO 80504

888 952 5580

Waste Classification

Infectious waste is any waste capable of producing an infectious disease in a susceptible person.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) concur that the following wastes should be classified as infectious waste: sharps (needles, scalpels, etc.), laboratory cultures and stocks, blood and blood products, pathological wastes, and wastes generated from patients in isolation because they are known to have an infectious disease.

Storage Requirements

Colorado state requirements mandate:

Non-household generators of infectious waste must develop and implement an on-site infectious waste management plan appropriate for their particular facility. There are no storage time limits for generators of infectious waste. The waste just needs to be stored in a manner that prevents the release of the waste and to prevent nuisance conditions. Spills of infectious waste must be cleaned up in accordance with the site-specific infectious waste management plan.

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