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


Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Tennessee


Tennessee is home to over 6.5 million people, ranking among the Top 10 destinations in the US. It gave birth to the Blues, Country and Soul music and forged the beginnings of Rock’n’Roll. Memphis, Tennessee’s largest city, sits on the Mississippi River and is a true musical hub that is famed for W.C Handy, “father of the blues” and the “King of Rock” Elvis Presley, calling home. Music fans flock each year to pay tribute to the King at his Graceland estate, and visit Sun Studios where he, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis all recorded their groundbreaking records. 


Bristol is recognized as the “Birthplace of Country Music” and, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, is skirted by the beautiful Holston River. By day, world-class fishing and mountain biking occupies weekend trippers, and by night, State Street hums with live music accompanied by some of the best burgers and Memphis BBQ in the southern states. Want more of the great outdoors? Visit Chattanooga, home of the underground Ruby Falls and Cherokee National Forest. Hike the Audubon Acres, climb up and zip down Lookout Mountain remembering to grab a MoonPie at the bottom (best washed down with an RC Cola) - this iconic combination joined forces in the 50s and go together like peanut butter and jelly. For the Smoky Mountains visit Pigeon Forge, and a trip to Dollywood is a must. Find your beat at the Rhythm and Blues music festival in Knoxville or see where Jack lives, by taking a tour of the most famous whisky distillery in Lynchburg on your way to the state’s capital, Nashville.

Nashville is truly a mecca for music lovers; every year thousands of fans flock to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Ryman Auditorium, or kick off their summer beat with the CMA Music festival, a 4-day event starring the hottest country music artists. However, beyond music, more than 400 professional services firms specializing in healthcare call the famed “Music City” home. Healthcare represents a quarter of all total occupations in the area.


From music to healthcare... where's the connection? 

Where there are healthcare services there is biohazardous and medical waste. Tennessee’s medical waste disposal regulations are enforced by the TDEC (Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) division of solid and hazardous waste management, and the federal OSHA program managed by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

All Tennessean waste generators are required to apply to the state’s Commissioner for a waste evaluation and must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Obtain approval from the Division of SWM (Special Waste Management) before processing or disposing of any waste
  • Locate a processing facility or landfill that accepts medical waste
  • Submit a complete Waste Evaluation Fee worksheet application in conjunction with a Special Waste Data Collection form


Where we, Daniels Health come in... 

Daniels has been servicing US healthcare facilities in sharps and medical waste management for over 15 years. We came to America as a small Australian business that had broken ground creating the safest sharps container in the world, and we are delighted to say that this part of our journey is not merely "history"... Daniels still has the safest sharps container in the world! With 13 container safety features enabling risk-free sharps disposal, sustainability that is second to none, 6 medical-journal peer reviewed papers, countless case studies by some of the most prominent healthcare brands in the country including Stanford, UCLA, Mt Sinai, Aurora and Adventist, and over 5500 loyal customers that have experienced the "Daniels Difference", we are continually groundbreaking in the American market - offering safety as a minimum prerequisite to medical waste disposal. 



Daniels Health is one of the largest medical waste companies in America. We offer the most secure and cost-effective hazardous waste solutions for US healthcare facilities

We provide expert advice on the most effective collection and transport options for your facility and have local clean processing and treatment plants in Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina... with our own trucks and drivers, we've been local in your neighbourhood for more than 10 years and we know a thing or two about medical waste handling and compliance within the state jurisdictions.


Safest medical waste containers for every healthcare waste stream

Not only is being local important to us, but so is having the most advanced medical waste collection systems. Designed with clinical input, Daniels offers the only containers for medical waste collection that are UN certified, have no FDA penetration incidents, and have more safety and security features than any other medical waste container. Our unique product range caters for sharps, medical waste, chemotherapy waste, pharmaceutical waste, pathological waste and RCRA hazardous waste, with every container color coded and clearly labelled to enhance compliance and segregation. We care about the safety of patients and healthcare workers, and our healthcare waste product and service offering reflects that. 


Minimizing cost in the collection and handling of your medical and hazardous waste streams. We work with you to review, analyze and streamline your processes, taking the guesswork out of RCRA waste segregation, transport and treatment. By having the correct segregation solutions in place, will ensure compliant disposal and prevent hazardous waste from entering Tennessee’s rivers and waterways. Have peace of mind, as your medical waste partner, we are the guardians of your cradle to grave waste disposal, taking every precautionary step to ensure you are protected and compliant to Tennessee’s stringent regulations.


Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Tennessee.

Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.


855 251 2655         Request a quote      



Tennessee State Resources & Requirements

Tennessee EPA

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

61 Forsyth Street, SW 

Atlanta, GA 30303-8960

404 562 9900

Medical Waste Disposal

Tennessee Department of Health

425 Fifth Avenue, North Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor

Nashville, TN 37247

615 741 7221

Waste Classification

Medical waste in the state of Tennessee is categorized as “Special Waste,” meaning that it is considered a solid waste, but one that is difficult or dangerous to manage and requires special handling. According to the state, medical waste includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cultures and stocks of infectious agents
  • Pathological wastes
  • Discarded sharps
  • Contaminated wastes from surgery and autopsy

Storage Requirements

Tennessee state requirements mandate:

Sharps must be securely packaged in puncture-proof containers, such as sharps containers, prior to disposal.  Cultures and stocks of infectious agents are not allowed in approved landfills unless treated by autoclaving or incineration to render them non-infectious. to render them non-infectious. Human blood and blood products and other body fluids may not be sent to a landfill; this restriction applies to bulk liquids or wastes containing substantive amounts of free liquids, but does not apply to simply blood-contaminated materials such as emptied blood bags, bandages, or “dirty” linens

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