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Medical Waste Disposal - Asheville, North Carolina

Serving Asheville, North Carolina For All Of Your Medical Waste Disposal, Bio-Hazard, And Sharps Disposal Needs. We Provide Biohazardous Waste Services Across North Carolina At An Affordable Cost! This Includes Asheville, NC! We Have No Hidden Fees Or Charges For Your Sharps Container Disposal. Please Contact Us For More Information And We Will Be Happy To Help You To Start Saving Sooner!

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Medical Waste Collection | Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina is a gorgeous city nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. According to the 2018 Census 92,452 call Asheville home. Asheville is a destination city for many, known for a legacy of artsy, historic and picturesque views of the mountains. It’s downtown is diverse and urban, with an inviting charm. It’s a prime location for the outdoor lover or one looking for a relaxing getaway. According to the Convention and Visitors Bureau: “On average, 30,410 people visit Buncombe County each day, spending $5.4 million daily” (ashevillecvb.com, 2019). 

Asheville has a longstanding reputation as a healing retreat. For years many have flocked to this city for peace of mind and solace. 

Healthcare options are bountiful in Asheville with both medical and holistic  options available, throughout the region. Mission Hospital is both nationally and locally ranked as a “best hospital” and is the only level II trauma center in the region.

Go Green Solutions, LLC is thankful for medical centers such as these because they provide work for the people in the area! All of the medical facilities in the area produce medical waste. This is where Go Green Solutions, LLC comes in! We can help these facilities not only provide state approved medical waste pick up, but also help the companies to safe and compliant.

Go Green Solutions, LLC is blessed to service the Asheville area; ensuring that the local area as well as the residents are taken care of in the best way possible. Many are unaware that medical waste cannot just be disposed of in their regular trash. Our goal here at Go Green Solutions, LLC is to provide that awareness. Medical waste has infectious pathogens and viruses that can be easily spread if it were to come in contact with a human.

Included in medical waste would be for example: sharps, soaked gauze, human tissue, syringes, patient IV’s, etc. Due to the fact that Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) are always present on the above items, it is crucial to properly dispose of them immediately after use. This is what helps prevent and stop the spread of infectious diseases and prevent contamination of sterile environments.

According to the CDC HAI Data: Found in the below link https://www.cdc.gov/hai/data/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fhai%2Fsurveillance%2Findex.html

Although significant progress has been made in preventing some healthcare-associated infection types, there is much more work to be done. On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.

CDC publishes data reports to help track progress and target areas that need assistance. The data come from two complementary HAI surveillance systems, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and the Emerging Infections Program Healthcare-Associated Infections – Community Interface (EIP HAIC).

Go Green Solutions, LLC makes it our priority to help reduce these risks by providing necessary OSHA Compliance Training to our customers in Asheville, NC.

Wellness Experiences in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville has a longstanding reputation as a wellness, healthy retreat. 

When you began to explore the options available in Asheville you can’t help but notice unique, often holistic and traditional health experiences throughout the region, but this isn’t anything new! Maybe it’s the gorgeous backdrop of the Appalachian or perhaps the beauty of tradition blended with fresh vision, however it came to be Asheville is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. 

Asheville is home to dozens of spa and wellness centers including: salt therapy, acupuncture, salt water flotation and traditional spa experiences. 

Go Green Solutions, LLC looks forward to working with these unique wellness centers!

For more information in regards to services or products we offer, please visit our services page! For any questions contact us here!

To learn more about these and other visitor information visit: https://www.exploreasheville.com/stories/post/spa-experiences-with-an-asheville-twist/

Pet Therapy in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville’s Mission Health is committed “to improve the health of the people of western North Carolina and the surrounding region.”

Founded in 1999 the “Paws On A Mission” program offers a unique comfort to patients at Mission Health locations in Asheville. On their website Mission states: “Pet therapy can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that the presence of animals have a positive effect on human physiology. Pet therapy can also decrease a patient’s blood pressure and heart rate. Most of all, these furry friends can make one feel loved and at ease” (missionhealth.org).  

Mandi Fritts says that there are 50 dogs in the program that visit 35 sites each week. If a patient would like a visit all they have to do is ask a nurse or their doctor. 

For more on Mission’s health programs and perks check out this article: https://livability.com/nc/asheville/health/bring-your-whole-self

Please Note: All Below Content is Not The Property of Go Green Solutions, LLC. It is simply a resource courtesy of North Carolina Environmental Quality. In order to ensure the information is accurate, no content has been modified or edited: This information can be found at the following link. https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/medical-waste​ 

Section .1200 – Medical Waste Management Rules: Courtesy of North Carolina Environmental Quality

Medical Waste Frequently Asked Questions: Courtesy of North Carolina Environmental Quality

Guidance Document: Best Management Practices for Unused Pharmaceuticals at Health Care Facilities: Courtesy of United States
Environmental Protection Agency 

Medical Waste Poster: 

Medical Waste PowerPoint Presentation: Courtesy of Department of Environmental Quality

Additional Links to Other Governmental Agencies

Disposers should be aware that other agencies have additional requirements for some aspects of medical waste management. These include:

  • USEPA– While medical waste disposal is not regulated by the EPA their website has useful information and links.
  • OSHA– These regulations include information about labeling and packaging of medical waste.
  • DOT has regulations on medical waste transport. Enter “regulated medical waste” in the search box to find the information.
  • N.C. Hazardous Waste Section – Administers the RCRA Subtitle C program, which regulates some types of waste from medical facilities including some chemotherapy waste

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Medical Waste

Classified as any waste resulting from medical, nursing, dental, pharmaceutical, skin penetration or other related clinical activity, being waste that has the potential to cause injury, infection or offence, and includes waste containing any of the following: human tissue (other than hair, teeth and nails), bulk body fluids or blood visibly blood-stained body fluids, materials or equipment laboratory specimens or cultures, animal tissue, carcasses or other waste from animals used for medical research.

PATHOLOGICAL WASTE​

Classified as human derived tissues, organs and body parts as well as vertebrate animal derived tissues, organs, and body parts that are recognizable. This however, does not include the following: teeth, and contiguous cultures of bone and gum, body fluids removed during surgery, autopsy, or other medical procedures, specimens of body fluids and their containers, and discarded materials soaked with body fluids(other than urine).

SHARPS CONTAINER DISPOSAL​​

Classified as any waste collected from designated sharps waste containers used in the course of business, commercial or community service activities, being waste resulting from the use of sharps for any of the following purposes: human health care by health professionals and other health care providers, medical research or work on cadavers, veterinary care or veterinary research, skin penetration or the injection of drugs or other substances for medical or non-medical reasons but does not include waste that has been treated on the site where it was generated, and to a standard specified in an EPA gazettal notice.
Sharps means those things: that have sharp points or edges capable of cutting, piercing or penetrating the skin (such as needles, syringes with needles or surgical instruments), that are designed for the purpose of cutting, piercing or penetrating the skin, that have the potential to cause injury or infection.

PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE​

Classified as waste that has been generated by activities carried out for business or other commercial purposes and that consists of pharmaceutical or other chemical substances specified in the Poisons List made under section 8 of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966.

Compliance Training

Compliance Training consists of BBP, HAZCOM, HIPAA Training and more! It also includes safety plans, MCDS, Conversion from ICD9-ICD10, Mock OSHA Audits, and more! Our training can be taken individually or as a group. Once you have completed the training, simply print out your certificate and you're done. It's that simple! Start today and help your facility to stay safe and compliant!

We provide the best service in industry

Providing efficient Medical Waste Disposal, Bio-hazard Waste Disposal, Sharps Disposal, & Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal while helping you to cut the cost!

Medical Waste Disposal Resources In Asheville, NC

City Council City Government Office In Asheville, North Carolina

Address: 70 Court Plaza P.O. Box 7148 Asheville, NC 28802

Hospital In Asheville, North Carolina

Mission Hospital | Address: 509 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Police Department in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville Police Department Address: 100 Court Plaza Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-252-1110

Department of Sustainability

70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801 828-271-6141

City Manager

70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28802 828-259-5604

Chamber of Commerce

Asheville Chamber and Visitor Center 36 Montford Avenue Asheville, NC 28801

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