Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Kansas
There’s no place like Kansas and it really is flatter than a pancake. Known for twisters, the world’s largest easel holding a replica of Van Gogh’s “Sunflower” and of course The Wizard of Oz. The “Jayhawk State” is also the birthplace of the first airplane factory, the Graham Cracker, Pizza Hut, White Castle and the helicopter. Wichita, Kansas’s largest city, is an eclectic blend of old and new. Once serving as a western trading post, today it has more than 20 theatres, 30 museums and a thriving farm-to-table food scene. Take a stroll through Botanica Wichita in spring or summer as the tulips bloom, or head waterside on the Arkansas River Path.
Return to the Wild West with a visit to Old Cowtown Museum or step into tomorrow at Exploration Place. For a memorable sunset don’t miss a visit to the Keeper of the Plains, standing 44-feet on sacred land above the Ring of Fire, where the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers meet. The “Sunflower State” capital Topeka is famous for the neo-classical, domed State Capitol, the Evel Knievel Museum and the North Topeka Arts district. A trip to Gage Park wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the vintage carousel and a visit to Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site serves as a reminder of the end of legal segregation in pubic schools and the Civil Rights Movement.
Even though the population of Kansas is just short of 3 million, the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City is one of America’s top academic medical centers. With a number of specialized services, they rank among the nation's best, leading the way in innovations in neuroscience, cardiology, oncology and stroke.
Where there are medical facilities there is also medical and biohazardous waste. The regulations surrounding the disposal of this waste are managed by the Kanas Department of Health and Environment. According to these regulations the state defines medical waste as “solid waste materials which are potentially capable of causing disease or injury and which are generated in connection with human or animal care through inpatient and outpatient services.” Medical waste is required to be placed in sealable, leak-proof containers, which must be labeled and/or color-coded with a biohazard label affixed. Once the waste is processed via autoclaving or incineration and deemed safe, it can be mixed with general solid waste and transported to a Municipal Solid Waste Landfill or MSWLF. In regards to unprocessed medical waste, facilities can obtain a “Special Waste Disposal Authorization” and have their medical waste transported separately to a MSWLF. Additionally the state also requires that medical services wastes be collected daily from the point of origin for transport to a suitable storage or disposal area or processing facility.
Let us introduce ourselves... We are Daniels Health
Who are we? Well in the last 17 years we have earned a flawless reputation in the US healthcare market as being a groundbreaker - inventing the first reusable sharps container in the world, an innovator - delivering containers, movement solutions, and services that deliver clinical outcomes in healthcare settings, and a thinker - we're simply not content with the idea that healthcare waste services can be managed with the same containers, methodologies and logistical considerations as household garbage. Healthcare waste derived from a clinical setting, needs a clinical solution that protects staff and patients. You may think this is great! but it's going to cost me the earth. The truth is, Daniels has saved healthcare facilities across the United States thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars through its smart approach to healthcare waste management. How we do it?
We stay away from the gimicks. We don't guarantee a 30% saving because we don't know you, what your facility needs are or who your current partner is!
We don't scare you with compliance. We have a solution to ensure you're compliant, and we offer advice freely. But we don't make healthcare compliance appear scarier than it should be!
We deliver healthcare solutions for every waste stream - pharmaceutical and RCRA (yes, we'll help you navigate hazardous vs non hazardous waste), regulated medical waste, sharps disposal and chemotherapy waste.
We are not tricky. No hidden lines in our contracts, you will never receive a "random" price increase or "you wouldn't believe what has happened..." letter from us.
We serve you! Not a broker or a guy with a truck license we met last week. Daniels has its own trucks, transfer stations, processing facilities and treatment to ensure your waste is protected cradle to grave.
Daniels Health not only relieves the burden of managing your medical and biohazardous waste needs according to Kansas’s regulations, but we do it in ways focused on minimizing landfill and ecological impact.
We are committed through our superior technology, reusable products and recycling initiatives to help protect the environment and your staff. Our reusable containment systems don’t just reduce storage and labor costs for your facility or improve staff and patient safety, they do much more.
Medical waste Reduction – Through the elimination of disposable sharps containers, education, and segregation methodologies, Daniels drives dramatic medical waste volume reductions.
Plastic Waste Reduction – Daniels has seen a 28% in waste reduction of almost 4 tons of cardboard and plastic waste per 100 hospital beds, per year.
Landfill Reduction – Each year through the deployment of our reusable sharps containers, Daniels diverts over 1000 tons of plastic from landfills.
Emissions Reduction – Daniels has been able to reduce green house gas emissions by 109.80 tons per year.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Kansas.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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