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Medical Waste Onboarding: What to Expect [Infographic]

When it comes to medical waste disposal, you should expect the best. No exceptions.

The medical waste disposal services industry is crowded. It’s the truth. There are big name brands that have let customer service get away from them. And there’s small, mostly local companies that don’t quite have the ability to provide top level service.

Here’s an infographic on what you should expect when going through medical waste onboarding with your next service provider. We believe transparency and putting the customer first is key to providing your the best possible service.

Before Onboarding

Before you onboard with your next medical waste provider, you should watch for how transparent the company is with you. For example, your provider should follow-up immediately with requests or proper estimates, should look and dress professionally, and should be transparent in how their operations work. If a provider isn’t completely honest, why should any client ever trust them.

After Onboarding

After signing the dotted lining, the onboarding process and after should involve complete understand and agreement from both parties, and all expectations should be completely outlined. For example, the client should should allow open conversations between clients and leadership team, should provide a full range of supplies and equipment, should present an organize list of all required documentation, and a bonus is having an interactive portal for clients to stay up-to-date and schedule pick ups.

At RedAway, we offer all of this and more. We love our clients and value transparency and loyalty above all.

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Disposal Quiz: What To Know About Medical Waste Services [Interactive Quiz]

So, you recently took on a new medical waste service provider? Take our disposal quiz to find out how much you know about medical waste services.

Regardless of if you’re a customer of RedAway or not, take our quick medical waste disposal quiz and see if you can go 14 for 14. Your answer options are 1) eliminate, 2) incinerate, 3) dispose and 4) recycle/reuse.

In addition to the disposal quiz, here are some good items to know regarding RedAway medical waste pickup and disposal…

Place all RedAway medical waste in approved containers only, so that:

  • Facility employees will know which waste is marked for disposal and safe treatment
  • Patients will know which waste to avoid
  • RedAway customer service personal can properly handle your waste

Proper Handling/Setup:

  • Use facility Infection control procedure during assembly and follow steps:
    1. Open approved box
    2. Line boxes with red “biohazard” bags
    3. Tie bag when full using “goose neck” tie
    4. Close top of box, folding along perforation
    5. Check the box for:
      • Approved markings (i.e. biohazard logo)
      • No spillage, punctures, or tears
      • All contents securely inside
    6. Move to secured location for storage and removal

Medical Waste Disposal Quiz – Choose the Best Answer!

Answer choices:

  • Destroyed (Regulated Medical Waste) – waste no longer recognized as medical waste because it has been ruined, torn apart, or mutilated.
  • Eliminated (Regulated Medical Waste) – waste that has been completely destroyed via incineration, etc.
  • Dispose (Trash) – waste associated with items normally placed in the trash
  • Recycle/Reuse – items that can used again for the same purpose or repurposed.


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