Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in North Carolina
North Carolina can be broken into 3 main regions: The Mountains, Piedmont and The Coast. From High country to Wine country the Tar Heel State gives you boundless options for adventure. On one side of the state you’ll find the Smoky Mountains National Park famous for waterfalls, Sliding Rock and Fontana Dam, perfect for fly fishing, rafting or hiking. High Country, home to the Grandfather Mountains is a skiing and snowboarding hot spot, while Asheville and the Foothills boasts local breweries and is a must for film buffs.
The east side of the state is nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which attracts millions of visitors per year—especially for the autumn leaves. While visiting this region don’t miss Lake Lure where parts of the movie Dirty Dancing were shot. Head to Chimney Rock State Park, to see where the final scenes of Last of the Mohicans was captured. Or, if the Hunger Games is more your style, check out the Bridal Veil Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Piedmont, also referred to as the foothills, is the central region of The Old North State, home to the largest cities including Charlotte, the capital Raleigh, Greensboro and Durham. Charlotte is famous for NASCAR and the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Raleigh is buzzing with award winning chefs and hotels. If music is a passion, head to Durham in September for the annual Bull Durham Blues Festival. If you’re into golf or wineries, Greensboro and Winston-Salem are not to be missed. Visit Hanging Rock, taste some Moonshine, hike through Mount Airy or wander through the Olden Salem Museums and Gardens.
On the coast, there’s 300 miles of barrier island beaches waiting for you. In the Wilmington area, the surf is up, or you can visit the WWII Battleship North Carolina and Fort Fisher. For history lovers, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds is littered with colonial towns and is the birthplace of Pepsi. The Inner Coastal Plain is all about BBQ, the Civil War battlefields of Halifax and Bentonville and Muscadine wine. North Carolina is also home UNC—the college school that launched the career of NBA great, Michael Jordan. UNC’s School of Medicine is one of the top ranked medical schools in the US. Also situated on campus is 5 healthcare facilities collectively referred to as UNC Hospitals that include research centers, education and outpatient care and have developed breakthroughs in the areas of autism, cancer, depression and pharmacology.
As always, where there is healthcare, there is medical waste. North Carolina’s medical and biohazardous waste management is regulated by the NCDEQ (North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality). Compared to other states, North Carolina’s regulations are more generalized. Most medical waste can be handled as general solid waste, unless it’s regulated medical waste. For the latter, that waste can be treated on site or sent to a medical waste treatment facility. However in order to maintain compliance and an effective waste management plan, Daniels is here to help. For a state with endless natural beauty and passionate people, Daniels Health is here to preserve the safety of North Carolinians and their environment.
Our clients in North Carolina trust us to ensure they remain compliant to the state’s waste regulations
Being local in North Carolina for over 10 years, Daniels Health has become a trusted partner to hundreds of healthcare facilities in the state. Our clean processing plant is located 25 minutes out of Charlotte, and our drivers and service team are "home grown" and have a strong understanding of the State's regulations and requirements. We are proud to serve our customers at a local level! We recently assisted Iredell Memorial Hospital, a 247-bed facility that faced a challenge with its segregation of pharmaceutical waste: they were generating four times the national average for like-size hospitals. Through implementing our Pharmaceutical and Hazardous waste segregation program, Iredell Health has now achieved a 35% cost reduction in their waste management
We worked with Iredell Health to audit and analyze the issues at hand before rolling out our range of non-hazardous Pharmasmart containers throughout the facility. The results? Sixteen months post-implementation, Iredell Health has now:
Shifted from a large quantity generator (LQG) to a small quantity generator (SQG), in terms of volume
Seen a 35% cost reduction in waste management
Have reduced the volume of black bins, from 17 to 3 gallons
It's a partnership
As partners, we work hand in hand with our customers to drive outcomes. Not just organize a truck to pickup some waste at a loading dock - that is the job of a waste hauler, not a medical waste partner! We work with healthcare facilities to drive better segregation outcomes, reduce waste volumes (and consequently drive cost reductions), improve movement efficiencies through the placement and mobility of sharps and medical waste containers, and deliver solutions that ultimately provide greater protection for healthcare workers. Biohazardous waste, pharmaceutical and sharps disposal and chemotherapy hazardous waste are all solutions that Daniels can manage locally, with trained experts who are passionate about serving our customers' needs and making healthcare safer.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in North Carolina.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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