Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Vermont
The “Green Mountain” state is famous for delicious dairy, Apple Pie with a slice of Vermont cheddar cheese and “Ben & Jerry’s” ice cream. Coinciding with it's sweet tastes, it is also the leading producer of maple syrup in the US, with more than 2 million gallons turned out each year that cover the bacon and pancakes of America.
Perched in the north eastern New England region, Vermonters have more than 50 state parks, and its 300,000+ acres of forest are flanked by colonial towns and counties. A hotspot for snow bunnies, popular ski resorts include Stowe, Mt Snow, Okemo, Jay Peak and Killington. The state also lures keen fishermen to the Winooski River in Colchester, Sunset Lake in Brookfield and Shelburne Bay in Burlington, the state’s largest city. Other popular attractions include The Green Mountain National Forest, Plymouth’s Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Vermont’s most popular historic site, the Bennington Battle Monument, standing shy of 307 feet tall, built to commemorate the “Battle of Bennington” that took place on the 16th of August 1777, a significant milestone in the Revolutionary War.
Montpelier, the state capital may be the smallest state capital in the US but is big on charm and character. Nature lovers can hike the Camel’s Hump or simply observe it from Hubbard Park. History buffs can visit the gold domed Vermont State House and the Vermont History Museum. Montpelier also has a thriving foodie culture thanks to great local produce and a booming “farm-to-table” movement, so if you’re feeling hungry, a trip to Capital City Famers Market is a must! It’s not hard to see why Vermont has repeatedly been voted one of the best states to live in the US based on economic stability, livability and excellent healthcare. According to the “US News and World Report,” Vermont is ranked in the Top 10 best states for healthcare. Healthcare facilities including hospitals, clinics and dental surgeries all produce medical and biohazardous waste. In Vermont there are 3 major bodies that regulate the handling, transport and disposal of this waste:
The Agency of Natural Resources under the Department of Environmental Conservation
Department of Transportation
According to these organizations, facilities are obliged to adhere to the following requirements:
Pathological waste (waste containing any human or animal body parts) must be incinerated either onsite or at a certified crematorium prior to disposal
All other medical waste is required to be autoclaved or undergo other disposal methods the state recognizes as appropriate, such as chemical treatment. In Vermont, this treatment is “the inactivation of vegetative bacteria, fungi, lipophilic/hydrophilic viruses, parasites, and mycobacteria”
If risk of infection or contamination has been removed from medical waste, it may be disposed of at a certified solid waste disposal facility
Sharps waste that has undergone the appropriate treatment may be disposed of and mixed in with municipal solid waste
It is mandatory for transporters to possess a “Solid Waste Transporter Permit”
All transported medical or biohazardous waste must comply with Vermont’s packaging regulations
Daniels Health is the leading healthcare waste management provider to Vermont patient care facilities
Serving healthcare facilities in America’s north east since 2005, Daniels has established a widespread reputation for driving innovation in the healthcare waste sector. Daniels’ four-walls approach to healthcare waste focuses on clinical, environmental and cost outcomes across all waste streams – sharps, regulated medical waste, pharmaceutical waste, trace chemotherapy, pathological waste and controlled substances. With over 5000 customers across the United States, and world-leading containment systems that have proven significant reductions in sharps injuries, labor, and infection control risk, Daniels is the leader in modern medical waste management.
With more than 100 trucks in our national fleet, we are driven to provide everything your facility needs to ensure your medical waste disposal needs are met.
All of our vehicles are licensed to meet Vermont’s regulations. Our fleet is geo-tracked to provide transparency on cradle-to-grave disposal, and all of our drivers are trained in state and federal regulations including DOT, HIPPA, PPE and BBP. Daniels Health provides peace of mind; we don’t use third party services or contractors, and our highly trained staff work with your facility to collect, transport, treat and locally dispose of your waste. In addition to this, we use only the most environmentally responsible treatment methods in accordance to regulatory guidelines to minimize our carbon footprint.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Vermont.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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