Medical Waste Disposal

AMS Med Waste LLC provides medical waste solutions

What is Medical Waste?

PIMW – Potentially Infectious Medical Waste
RMW – Regulated Medical Waste
Red Bag Waste

Medical Waste is waste generated in connection with the diagnosis, treatment (i.e., provision of medical services), or immunization of human beings or animals; research pertaining to the provision of medical services; or the provision or testing of biologicals.

All Medical Waste must be treated to eliminate the infectious potential, and sharps must be treated and either made unrecognizable or packaged properly prior to disposal.

Medical Waste can only be transported by a licensed Medical Waste hauler, like AMS, to a permitted transfer, storage, or treatment facility.

Acceptable Materials

  • Infectious Waste
  • Blood and Bodily Fluids
  • Contaminated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Contaminated IV Tubing
  • Cultures and Stacks
  • Contaminated Gauze and Bandages
  • Secure Sharps Containers

Not Acceptable Materials

  • Garbage (standard municipal waste)
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Fetal Remains
  • Human Torso and Heads
  • Chemical Waste
  • Artificial Joints
  • Loose Sharps

What is Pathological Waste?

Pathological waste is a subset of Medical Waste and includes tissues, organs, feces, human or animal body parts and fluids that are removed with a surgery, autopsy or other medical procedure.

Acceptable Materials

  • Laboratory Waste
  • Surgical Specimens/Tissues
  • Fluid Blood/Blood Products
  • Excretions, Secretions and Potentially
    Infectious Bodily Fluids
  • Secure Sharps Containers

Not Acceptable Materials

  • Garbage (Standard Municipal Waste)
  • Fetal Remains
  • Human Torso and Heads
  • Chemical Waste
  • Artificial Joints
  • Loose Sharps

Waste Segregation Guidance

These items do not represent a complete list of acceptable materials. It is the responsibility of all generators to ensure waste materials are properly categorized and disposed of in the correct containers.

Should you have questions, our professional team can assist you with categorizing your waste materials for proper disposal.

Secure Medical Waste Containers

AMS provides a variety of container types and sizes tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

Secure-Medical-Waste-Containers

Sustainable Solutions

Avoid sending your medical waste to an incinerator or landfill. AMS works to convert your medical waste to a usable fuel that burns cleaner than coal.

Secure Medical Waste Solutions

Serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin