Medical Waste Management

Since 1996, Approved has been the Northeast’s independent leader in medical waste and sharps management. We specialize not only in compliant management and transportation of regulated medical waste, but also in the final treatment and disposal of various waste products. With ASWH Healthcare Waste Management Services, there are no third-party transporters. Your waste leaves your facility on an Approved company truck and is shipped directly to one of our state-of-the-art treatment facilities located throughout the Northeast.

Services are rendered on an “on-demand” or automatic basis and we charge only upfront unit rates. We have no fixed reoccurring charges, no automatic rate increases, and additional fuel or insurance surcharges. Our waste platform is comprehensive so we can manage all your regulated medical waste in the most environmentally responsible manner, including Chemotherapeutic and Pathological waste, at competitive rates.

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Biohazardous Waste

Biohazardous waste, also called Infectious waste or Biomedical waste is generated at wide range of health care facilities. Hospitals, private physicians’, dental practices, blood & organ banks, veterinary clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories. The 1988 Medical Waste Tracking Act defines it as waste generated during medical research, testing, diagnosis, immunization, or treatment of either human beings or animals. Some examples:

  • Blood soaked materials/bandages
  • Materials contaminated with OPIM (semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal
  • fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures
  • Sharps, needles, scalpels, scissors
  • Tubing or lines containing blood or other OPIM
  • Culture dishes, glassware, contaminated gloves
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Chemotherapeutic Waste

Chemotherapeutic Waste is regulated medical waste generated during the administration of chemotherapeutic drugs and cytotoxic agents. “Chemo” waste, as it has come to be known, is managed and treated separately from standard regulated medical waste. Chemo waste is required by law to be treated by means of incineration. At Approved, we ship all Chemotherapeutic waste directly to our affiliate incineration facility.

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Pathological Waste

Pathological Waste is regulated medical waste, so it may contain blood or bodily fluid, but it also contains tissue or tissue samples that were previously under medical examination. This waste type also must be treated by means of incineration. At Approved, we ship all Pathological waste directly to our affiliate incineration facility.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any minimum service requirements?

On-demand customers utilize our services as required without a minimum. Automatic clients can adjust their schedule at any time.  

However, under certain circumstances, if the quoted price was based on a specific volume of waste and that volume consistently falls short, then stop minimum may apply. (e.g. quoted price based on 25 boxes per month and client averages 5 boxes per month).

Do you have recurring monthly surcharges or additional fees?


What can go in your medical waste box?

Locked sharps containers and any items contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials. Some common items are pads, tubing, gloves, dressings, disposable instruments, etc.

What size is your waste box?

4.5 Cu. Ft. (18x18x24”)
7.0 Cu. Ft.

Where does my waste go when it leaves my facility?

Waste is transported directly from your facility to one of our company-owned and operated licensed treatment facilities. With Approved, there is no subcontracting, so waste goes from your facility to ours for same-day processing.

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Environmental Stewardship
At Approved we are committed to our customers and the regions we serve, from creating local jobs in communities that will benefit from them the most to utilizing environmentally sustainable treatment technologies. Since the beginning, a cornerstone of our organization has always been to create a "pathway to success" for all of our employees through training and promoting from within. Rewarding hard work while providing the real world and practical experience necessary to make a profitable lifelong career with our company. For our clients our goal is to be a valued partner, a company you can count on for expert advice, personal attention, premium service and responsible environmental stewardship.