Baton Rouge, Lousiana

For over 20 years we have been providing wide range of medical waste disposal services. Family owned and customer driven, we are rooted in the communities we serve.

Medical Waste

Simple, uncomplicated, solutions for your medical waste,  with no hidden fees,  using HIPPA secure manifesting system.

Pharm Waste

You got enough to think about! We provide cost efficient “Cradle to Grave” compliance for your expired medicine and Pharmaceutical

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Training and certification you need.  Easy sign up with interactive programs keeping you company and employees in compliance.

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EPA Approved Treatment Facility & Modern Fleet

 
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Family-Owned & in Operation since 1997

 
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Fully Trained, Licensed, and Uniformed Drivers

 
Houston Medical Waste Disposal Services

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Thousands of dollars could be being wasted even at smaller clinics if their medical waste is not being handled properly. Although they may be found in compliance because they’re not throwing regulated waste in the trash, they could be spending a lot more money on medical waste disposal than they really need to. All clinics will want to make sure they review their waste disposal policies periodically to ensure they’re using the red biohazard bags only for the waste that needs to be in them.

 

How are Clinics Wasting Money?

Small to medium-sized clinics often don’t realize they’re wasting a lot of money with the items they place in the medical waste bins. Often, personnel will err on the side of caution and place items in the bins that don’t have to be there. This adds to the weight of the bin when it’s picked up, and the heavier the bins are, the more it’s going to cost for the items to be disposed of. Over time, this can add up to quite a bit of money for the clinic; money that could be well-spent elsewhere.

How Much Money Could a Clinic be Wasting?

Regular waste taken away from a clinic generally costs under 10 cents per pound to deal with, but medical waste, which needs to be handled carefully to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and other issues, can cost up to 50 cents per pound. Looking at just a pound of waste, it doesn’t seem like that big of a difference, but it adds up quickly.

For clinics, 1,000 pounds of regular trash would cost up to $100 to get rid of. The same weight of regulated medical waste could cost as much as $500 to dispose of. When items are placed in the medical waste bins instead of trash bins and they don’t need to be, they’re adding to the cost to remove the medical waste, which is far more expensive than the regular trash the items could go into.

What Should Go into Red Biohazard Bags?

The only items that should go into the red biohazard bags are waste items that are regulated by the state the clinic is located in. The exact waste that needs to be placed in the bag can vary between states, but most of them include anything that is soaked with blood or other bodily fluids that are regulated. Just because an item is contaminated doesn’t mean it’s contaminated enough to be regulated, so understanding the difference is vital.

 

Regular trash should never go into biohazard bags; these items should be placed in a regular trash receptacle. Trash that has small traces of blood or other bodily fluids should go in the regular trash receptacles as well since these items are not part of the medical waste that is regulated. They should be handled carefully, but they are not contaminated enough to need to be disposed of in the red biohazard bags.

Clinics should have a list of what needs to be placed in the red biohazard bags easily accessible for personnel to check to make sure they know what should and shouldn’t be placed in these bags. The information should be clear and easy to understand so the staff can understand what trash is regulated and what trash can go in standard trash bins. When instructions are clear, the staff members know exactly what needs to go in the red biohazard bags and what doesn’t so they don’t add in unregulated medical waste by just guessing.

Regular Checks and Training Ensure Reduced Waste Expenses

Clinics will want to perform regular checks for the biohazard waste disposal to ensure the amount of trash that doesn’t belong in these bags is minimized. Although it might not be possible to completely eliminate the extra trash in the biohazard bags or prior to the biohazard sharps container disposal, regularly checking the contents and reviewing the training with personnel can help significantly.

Clinics should check their biohazard waste bins for non-regulated medical waste at least once per year to see what is really getting put into these bins. If there is trash found in the bins that does not belong, they should provide added training for all personnel. The training should cover what is regulated medical waste, what should be in the bins for biohazard disposal, and how to minimize the trash that’s placed in the bins when it shouldn’t be.

Many times, biohazard waste disposal companies can provide added assistance with checking medical waste and training personnel. This can help minimize the costs associated with non-regulated trash being placed in the red biohazard bags and ensures the medical waste disposal company only has to handle regulated medical waste when they collect the bags for disposal.

Investigate Available Options for Waste Disposal to Save Money

Clinics will want to look for medical waste disposal companies that service their area to ensure they find the right company to minimize expenses. They might want to consider how the medical waste will be handled between their clinic and the medical waste management facility. This can have an impact on the amount they spend for red biohazard bags disposal.

Some companies will provide boxes to pack the medical waste and have it shipped to the medical waste management facility. Other companies will have the clinic pack the waste and have it ready to be picked up by the company. Clinics will want to make sure they know how to properly pack the medical waste for shipment or pickup depending on the option they choose.

The right tactics can help clinics reduce their costs for biohazard disposal significantly by ensuring only regulated medical waste is placed in the bags or bins for disposal. Any clinic that needs further assistance minimizing excess costs or disposing of their medical waste properly can contact National Bio-CARE for help right away. We handle the disposal of regulated medical waste in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, and we offer a FREE Quote so clinics can see how much money they could save.

Testimonials

We are committed to our clients and making sure they receive nothing but the best service from us. Here is what some of our clients are saying!

Adam was amazing! He was top notch professional and fast on our special needs scene. Forever grateful!
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17:58 11 Dec 18
I work at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles. Mr. Adam Manuel always has a positive attitude and takes care of the business. I highly recommend National Bio Care, Lake Charles . Thanks Adam,Cindy Wolferead more
Cindy Wolfe
21:11 07 Dec 18
Our guy is Randy Fontenot, he is our go to guy. He always has what we need or ask for. very nice and polite.
Jasmin Walker
19:00 03 Dec 18
Adam Manuel is my go to guy. Anytime I need to make changes or add a new account, he gets me my information right away. He always keeps our scheduled meeting appointments, especially when dealing with handling different disposals. He accommodates all our satellite offices as well. Thanks Adam, for all your help @ Imperial Health-Lake Charles LA.read more
Quiyana Chambers
17:59 03 Dec 18
When we needed to transfer an account after purchasing a practice our specialist, Adam Manual, was incredibly helpful and a delight to work with! He was professional, friendly, and got everything taken care of in such a timely manner. Thank you Adam!read more
Katie Meaux
21:23 29 Nov 18
Mr. Randy Fontenot is very professional and extremely nice. He brightens our day when he stops by The Pediatric Center in Moss Bluff. Thank you so much!!read more
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14:15 29 Nov 18
Randy Fontenot is always professional, always courteous, and always on time! We at the Children's Clinic appreciate you, Randy Fontenot, for your great service!read more
Cole Savant
20:01 21 Nov 18
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Tina Blanchard
18:36 21 Nov 18
NBC is always professional and always here whenever we need them. Thanks Randy Fontenot for your excellent service to The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office.read more
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15:36 21 Nov 18
This guys do phenomenal work and go above and beyond showing so much respect for the situations they are placed in, not to mention how they show ultimate professionalism ! Adam Manuel and crew are highly recommended !!!read more
Bryan Fowler
17:05 06 Oct 17
This Neil, My wife and I own this business. If you need great profesional service at a fair price give us a call. We provide medical waste disposal services, clean-up at a trauma/crime scene, disposal of USDA "Regulated Garbage" from ships and planes that have come from foreign ports. read more
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20:38 10 Jan 10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some of the questions people frequently asked. If you have a question that isn't addressed here, please give us a call at (377) 562-1668.

What do I do with the sharps containers?

Sharps are the needles, lances, scalpels, broken glass, etc. that are contaminated with blood or bodily fluids. These need to be placed in the approved sharps container. When full, close the top and secure with locking tab. Tape close to be sure the container doesn’t open during handling and transport. Place the full sharps container in provided disposal box or tote.

Why do you cost less than the other companies?

We charge you for the services you need, not for a bunch of stuff you don’t need and will not use. Additionally, We don’t have the overhead like the big boys in the market do. We use smaller trucks, so we are more efficient getting in and out medical offices and around town. We have less corporate heads to pay, and we operate as a small, family run, and locally operated company. This all adds up to savings passed on to the customer.

Do you provide the red bags?

We provide the cardboard disposal box which comes with a leak tight, red bag for you to put your exam room / lab area waste in. For the individual waste cans in each of the procedure areas, you should order those from your medical supply company, it’s less expensive and they carry a large quantity of different sizes.

How much does your service cost?

It depends on the type, quantity, and frequency of waste to be picked up, as well as location. Some of our services cost as little as $19.00 month. Some customers have the full suite of services, twice a month pick-up, with multiple containers and pay $350 a month. Please fill out the quote request form and we will contact you about your waste disposal needs.

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How Soon Can You Come?

Usually within 7 days. We have regularly scheduled, dedicated routes. We can place you on the soonest available pick up in your area. We also offer emergency, off route services as well. Please contact our Route Manager for more information.

What do I put in the medical waste transport container?

You should check with your company policy and procedures and see if this is specifically outlined. A broad answer to this is:

1) take the red bag form the individual rooms and secure it closed with tape, or tie a knot, then place in the container.

2) sharps container with lid closed, and taped to prevent accidental opening, can be placed in the transport box or tote.

What do I do with the expired pharmaceuticals, or drug samples?

PLEASE protect our environment and do not flush down the drain, Do not put them in the medical waste bins. Please contact our office and we will assist you. Most expired medicines can be disposed of with minimal effort. We have a special container for pharmaceuticals. Some of the schedule/classed drugs must be handled by a DEA approved contractor. Whatever you have we have your solution!

Contact Us

medwaste@ers-nbc.com

1-800-322-1668

P.O. Box 4288 Lake Charles, LA 70606 USA

Lake Charles

8583 Joe Ledoux Rd

Lake Charles, LA 70605

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