Regulated Medical Waste (RMW)

Reliable and simple service solutions for Medical Waste Management


With safety at the forefront of its solutions, more healthcare facilities are choosing Daniels for customer-focused and cost-effective Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) services. 

Given the potential infectious nature of regulated medical waste, stringent regulations govern its collection, transport and disposal. Regulated medical waste (also known as red bag waste, biohazardous waste, biomedical or infectious waste) is, according to US law, the responsibility of the generator from point of disposal, right through to final treatment. With over 30 years experience in healthcare, Daniels has the solutions, licensing and compliance expertise to protect the safety risk exposure and regulatory responsibilities of healthcare facilities in the total management of RMW waste.


We are not a red bag medical waste company

There are companies out there that boast the most durable red bags in the market. We’re not that company. There are some that even have “red bags” in the title of their business name. That’s not us either. Why? Because we believe in a world where medical waste containers are designed to an appropriate standard of safety and compliance that red bags are not required! Containers that are leakproof, puncture-proof and able to be permanently locked to avert security risks. It was the hard way to go about building a business (engineering the world’s safest medical waste containers with UN certified ratings is a bit more of an undertaking than manufacturing a better red bag!) but from a safety standpoint, it’s the right way.


We help you eliminate red bags

Once upon a time, medical waste in the United States was given the nickname “red bag waste”, but thankfully the myth that bags are an acceptable containment for infectious waste, is now disappearing. Quite simply, they are not sustainable, they are not safe (stories are replete of healthcare workers or cleaners getting stuck by a wrongly discarded sharp, or being exposed to spilled infectious substances), and they add an unnecessary cost to the healthcare supply chain.


The future of medical waste management | What Daniels will deliver in place of plastic bags?

  • Reusable sharps containers with permanent safety locks that don’t need to be placed in bags or cardboard boxes
  • Medismart – our industry-leading bagless solution for medical waste - world leading in its safety and proven cost reductions 
  • Reduced medical waste volumes AND reduced environmental impact
  • Eliminate occupational risks to your healthcare workers of spillage, leakage and cross-contamination
  • Education on how to segregate waste effectively for absolute compliance
  • Sustainable treatment methods that are safe for the environment


The most innovative and cost-effective medical waste solution in the United States


Stop paying to throw away bags, boxes and disposable containers; our reusable containment systems eliminate unnecessary waste.


Save time and labor by disposing and segregating waste at point of generation with no box assembly


Our clinically designed containers with air-lock seals, minimize odors and prevent leaking and spillage


Mobile cart and foot pedal operation accessories enable point-of-generation waste disposal


Choosing reusable dramatically reduces volume of plastic and cardboard being sent to landfill


We don't take risks with patient and staff safety, all Daniels RMW solutions are designed to protect users

"Daniels is a true partner..."

Daniels has always been professional, courteous and responsiveness to our needs. A pleasure to work with in all phases of the business, from customer service to delivering outcomes necessary in a very competitive marketplace. Daniels contributes to our organization from the standpoint of Safety, Productivity, Quality and Environmental awareness. Daniels is not just a solutions provider, but a true partner in our business.

Tim Underwood, GM Facilities – Aramark

Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Daniels impact on efficiency...

Switching to Medismart saved our organization nearly $13,000. We also reduced the non-productive time that my staff had been spending switching over disposable sharps containers, and the number of trips for one of my staff members to pick up RMW containers, by 50%. That allowed us to focus more on the cleaning of the hospital in other areas.

Steve Egbert, CHESP, General Manager

Sodexo, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

"Reduces our footprint..."

We take pride in improving our environmental footprint; this is one of the reasons we selected Daniels Health for medical waste removal services. Daniels technology reduces our waste footprint and needlestick injuries. Our working relationship with Daniels has been simple, reliable and easy for the hospital. I would readily recommend Daniels to other healthcare facilities.

Bill Brandow (EVS Director)

Anniston Regional Medical Center

Daniels Optimizes our Facility...

Daniels Health and Rollins Brook Community Hospital have a good working relationship. For Sharps, RMW waste and pharmaceutical solutions, both Daniels and the hospital are ECO friendly and work well together.

Stan Elkins EVS & Facility Coordinator

Rollins Brook Community Hospital

"RMW Reduction of over 50%..."

Since our partnership with RMW began in 2015, Daniels has been not only a service provider, but a solutions provider. With the introduction of Medismart RMW containers we have seen a reduction of regulated medical waste at Ingalls by over 50%. 

Tim Underwood, GM Facilities – Aramark

Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Daniels Service "Can't be Beat"

The program has been extremely successful by reducing our needlestick injuries by 50% and Daniels' service capability can’t be beat. We are a two hospital system and have enjoyed our decision and success, and will continue to use Daniels Health.

Paula J Fasick, Director of Materials Management

Upper Chesapeake Health

Why I Rely on Daniels

Daniels manages our full medical waste stream. I would recommend Daniels to both large and smaller facilities. Daniels Health collectors are by far the safest sharps and medical waste containers, and have a very ECO friendly impact the environment.

Judy Fernandez (EVS manager)

Valley Health


Summary of the risks associated with managing Regulated Medical Waste

Obtaining an “off the shelf” solution that does not meet a health facilities unique requirements

  • Obtaining a regulated medical waste management system without receiving a thorough review of a health facility, may result in obtaining sub-optimal solutions.
  • Some service providers try to retro-fit a regulated waste management system to without considering a health facilities unique requirements. This can lead to oversized containers being used that are not fit fur purpose and an increase in the volume and mass of regulated waste collected.


Escalating Regulated Waste Management costs and “surprise bills” from current service provider

  • Costs associated with waste volume and mass can quickly escalate if a health facility is using out of date regulated waste management solutions.
  • The costs of receiving regulated medical waste management services may not always be transparent and a health facility may be caught out with large invoices.


Unsure whether current practices meet all government requirements

  • Government requirements for managing regulated medical waste can vary from State to State and can be outdated.


View State Regulations


Experienced a few accidents and injuries and have had to face heavy compensation payouts.

  • Not all service providers deliver training to support staff to understand latest Government requirements or may provide an overload of information that confuses staff.
  • The problem with red bags and boxes, from a clinical perspective is that waste is kept in patient areas in bins that are rarely if ever cleaned, waste can and is smelly, and where there is a smell there is a source of pathogens and infection. Given the current focus in US Hospitals of reduction of infections, the last thing that any healthcare facility wants in a clinical environment is any potential source of infection. 

How Can Daniels Help?

World-class clinically designed containment systems optimized for safety, sustainability and efficiency.

Proven cost-reduction initiatives | 30% reduction in operating costs, 65% decrease in labor. 

Experts in state and federal regulatory compliance | We navigate the red tape for you. 

Safety and Infection Minimization is achieved through clinical products, washing and sterilization and expert advice in placement and training.