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Medical Waste Disposal - Durham, North Carolina

Serving Durham, 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 Durham, 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 | Durham, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina is a city known for it’s higher institutes of education, in particular Duke University. Durham is full of culture, diversity and historic value.

As of the 2010 census,[4] there were 228,330 people, 93,441 households, and 52,409 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,406.0 people per square mile (928.9/km²).

The primary medical center is Duke University Hospital. DUH is nationally ranked as one of the best hospitals in the United States. 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 Durham 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 Durham, NC.

NC's First Double Hand Replacement | Durham, North Carolina

It was Easter Sunday in 2017 when Debra Kelly’s cold symptoms turned very serious. According to an article on Duke University Hospital’s Blog : Debra ended up with a strep A infection that put her on life support. Her organs were failing and she was going in and out of cardiac arrest. A rare deadly infection left doctors with no choice but to amputate Kelly’s arms and legs. 

After amputation she was able to return home but in January 2018 she ended up with lingering concerns in her left leg. That brought her to Duke. Months later she learned about Duke’s hand transplant program. After approval, she spent two months on the transplant list when a donor was found. 

Today Kelly is learning how to use her new hands. She’s doing things once thought impossible, like feeding herself and picking things up. She hopes to learn how to do more things on her own, that she loved before amputation. 

You can learn more by clicking here: https://www.dukehealth.org/blog/north-carolinas-first-double-hand-transplant-recipient-grateful-gift

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!

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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 Durham, NC

City Manager In Durham, North Carolina

101 City Hall Plaza Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919-560-4222

Hospital In Durham, North Carolina

Duke University Hospital | Address: 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710

Police Department in Durham, North Carolina

602 East Main Street Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919-560-4427

General Services Department

2011 Fay Street Durham, NC 27704 Phone: 919-560-4197

Public Works

101 City Hall Plaza, Ste. 3100 Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919-560-4326

Chamber of Commerce

300 W Morgan St #1400, Durham, NC 27701 Phone: (919) 328-8700

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