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Medical Waste Carts and Hazardous Waste Carts

Finding an Approved, Safe and Affordable Solution

By BDKLW Media on behalf of Unifuse 

            All health care facilities, including hospitals, physician and dental offices, veterinary clinics and medical research laboratories, produce medical waste that must be disposed of in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.  And any company that produces hazardous waste must also adhere to governmental health and safety regulations.  Choose medical waste carts and hazardous waste carts that meet government standards and offer the best return on your investment.

Quality and ROI

            The least expensive medical waste carts and hazardous waste carts may end up costing your hospital, medical practice or company more in the long run than better quality medical waste carts and hazardous waste carts.  If waste carts fall apart as soon as they outlive their warranty or simply fail from day to day use, you face expensive replacement costs and, possibly, hefty fines if a malfunctioning cart leads to a health hazard or injury.  Before you purchase medical waste carts or hazardous waste carts, check out the manufacturers’ specifications and warranty to make certain that you are making the best long-term solution to your waste disposal needs.

The Unifuse Solution

Unifuse, North America’s leading manufacturer of medical waste carts and hazardous waste carts, carefully designs and produces built-to-last molded plastic containers that meet EPA and DOT government regulations for the transport of medical and hazardous waste in an outer transport containerThe Johns Hopkins Hospital is among the healthcare facilities that use Unifuse medical waste carts, which offer two unique features:

1.  Independent dolly bottom.  The dolly is the part of a medical waste cart most vulnerable to damage.  Most companies build their carts and dollies as a single unit with the casters attached directly into the molded tub base.  This means that if the casters sustain damage during transport, and likely crack the plastic base, you would have to replace the entire medical waste cart.  But, with Unifuse medical waste carts, the dolly is a separate component entirely from the cart.  If the casters become damaged, you would only have to replace the casters or dolly, not the entire cart. Unifuse medical waste carts provide a tried and proven design that results in longevity and durability that is unmatched in the industry.

2.  Low-Cost Customization.  If a standard medical cart does not meet your needs, Unifuse can customize carts to your specifications.  Unifuse has devised low-cost tooling and customization to meet your requirements with your budget in mind.  Low-cost customization is one of the reasons that waste transporters such as Waste Management, Bay Front, Curtis Bay Energy and Approved Medical Waste amongst many others turn to Unifuse to meet their medical waste cart and hazardous waste cart needs.

Cart Features

Unifuse medical waste carts  and hazardous waste carts stack securely with the use of a pocketed lid that holds the casters of the cart in place.  Depending on the model you choose, the carts can stack 2 or 3 high in a standard 40’ or 53’ trailer.  All carts will fit through 32-inch doors and are resistant to UV light, chemicals and corrosion.

You can customize your medical waste carts and hazardous waste carts with special casters, tow-base and forklift attachments, tilt/dump designs and high-end permanent decals.  Virtually any customization is possible.

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EPA Regulations

You need to utilize carts that meet certain government regulations if you dispose of "any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biologicals,” according to the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.

Examples of wastes covered by the act include blood-soaked bandages, cultures, swabs, removed body organs and discarded surgical instruments, surgical gloves, lancets and needles.