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Waste Management - DWM - SW - Medical Waste Treatment Technologies

Waste Management

Alternative Medical Waste Treatment Technologies

Many hospitals and medical waste treatment facilities have discontinued use of incinerators because of increased costs. The costs of operating medical waste incinerators have risen mainly because of the recently enacted EPA regulations for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (HMIWI). A number of new technologies have been developed which minimize or nearly eliminate environmental discharges. A summary of some representative technologies is presented in USEPA Alternate Treatment Technologies Fact Sheets.

Applying for State Approval in North Carolina

It is necessary to obtain state approval to operate a new treatment technology in North Carolina. Vendors who would like to seek approval of a medical waste technology may submit information to obtain approval. Vendors should submit:

  • General description of the treatment system
  • Efficacy data on representative microorganisms (a full report is required which includes complete information on experimental design, unsummarized and summarized data, and qualifications of the testing laboratory)
  • Description of any environmental discharges
  • Information on worker safety aspects
  • Additional information may be required.

For further information please contact the Solid Waste Section at (919-707-8290).

Guidance and Assistance in Evaluating New Treatment Technologies.

Guidance for Evaluating Medical Waste Treatment Technologies - EPA publication which provides guidance on how to evaluate new technologies Some types of technology require registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Technologies Approved for Use in North Carolina

The following is a list of alternative medical waste treatment technologies approved for use in North Carolina. Companies and products previously listed are either out of business or no longer market formerly approved products in North Carolina.

Company Product Name Technology Type Contact Information
Red Bag Solutions
3431 Benson Ave.
Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21227
(443) 524-4245
Fax: (443) 524-4250
SSM 150/75
Approved: February, 2003
Superheated Water Sanford A. Glazer Director of Compliance and Technology
ph: 443-524-4245 ext.#14
Fax: 443-524-4250
Cell:301-254-2234
E-mail: sglazer@redbag.com or
Website: www.redbag.com
M.C.M Environmental Technologies, Inc.
One Parker Plaza
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
SteriMed Chemical Disinfection Karen Albretsen
Project Manager
Ph: 201- 242-1222
1-800-783-7463
Fax: 201-592-0393
 
BioSAFE Engineering LLC
485 Southpoint Circle
Building 200
Brownsburg, Indiana 46112
STI Chemclave
Approved: February, 2008
Shred/Heat/ Chemical
(sodium hydroxide)
Brad Crain, President
Cell:765-585-4114
Richard Redpath, VP Operations
Cell:336-253-8916
Ph:317-858-8099
Fax: 317-484-4201
http://www.biosafeengineering.com/
Steris Corporation
5960 Heisley Rd.
Mentor, Ohio 44060
  Shred/chemical sterilant (peracetic acid) Richard Snead
Ph:1-800-989-7575 Ext.21165
Fax:440-639-4450
www.steris.com
Biomedical Technology Solutions, Inc.
9800 Mt. Pyramid Court, Suite 350
Englewood, CO 80112
Demolizer
Approved: January,2007
Thermal Treatment Don Cox, Pres.
Diane Gorden, Sr. VP of Operations
Ph: 1 866-525-2687
Fax: 303-653-0120
BMTSCORP.com
Environmental Health Management Systems, Inc.
2613 Skyway
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Oncore MWP 2750
Approved: February, 2007
Shredding/ Chlorine dioxide Nelsen S. Slavik, PhD, President
Environmental Health Management Systems, Inc.
2613 Skyway
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
http://www.oncoreus.com/
Waste & Compliance
Management, Inc.
6054 Corte Del Cedro
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Isolyser Sharps Disposal System

Keri Tucker
Ph: 866-436-9264
Fax: 760-930-9225 www.wastewise.com or
e-mail: service@wastewise.com

BioSAFE Engineering LLC
485 Southpoint Circle
Building 200
Brownsburg, Indiana 46112
WR2100 Tissue Digestor
Approved: July, 2008

Alkaline Hydrolysis,
Superheated water

Waste type: pathological

Brad Crain, President
Cell:765-585-4114
Richard Redpath, VP Operations
Cell:336-253-8916
Ph:317-858-8099
Fax: 317-484-4201
Website: http://www.biosafeengineering.com/
Ozonator Industries
1850 Industrial Drive
PO Box 26030
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4R 897
Ozonator
Approved: November, 2009

Shredding/ Ozone

Waste type: pathological, microbiological

Phone: 306-791-0900
Fax: 306-791-0905
www.ozonatorindustries.ca
Positive Impact Waste Solutions, LLC
PO Box 14692
Odessa, Texas 79768
PIWS-3000
Approved: December 2009

Shred /Chemical (Calcium oxide)

Waste type: pathological, microbiological

Timothy P. Spencer, President
Ph: 432-580-5885
Fax: 432-580-6886
www.piwsinc.com
TrinovaMed Medical Waste Solutions, LLC
235 Jason Court
Corona, CA 91789
Green Machine
Approved: January, 2011

Shredding/ chemical (Chlorine dioxide)

Waste type: microbiological

Brian Williams, Sr. Vice President
Ph: 909-226-0195
http://www.trinovamed.com/
Medline Industries, Inc.
One Medline Industries, Inc.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Liqui-Loc
Approved: June 2012

Chemical Disinfection and Solidifier 

Waste type: blood and body fluids

Phone: (800) 351-1512-8704
Website: www.medline.com
Ecodas Corp.
1400 Hubbell Pl., Suite 1206
Seattle, WA 98101
Ecodas T2000 & T300
Approved: July 2012

Shredding and Steam Sterilization

Waste type: pathological, microbiological

Phone: 206- 427-6641
Fax: 206-339-7259
Website: www.ecodas.com

Disorb Systems Inc. 1800 West Indiana Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19132

Super Solid Plus Approved: March 2013

Chemical Disinfection and Solidifier

Waste type: blood and body fluids

Ted McLaughlin                                       Phone: 215-207-9010 

Website:  www.disorb.com

Clean Waste Systems, LLC              3535 Plymouth Blvd.         Suite 112   

Plymouth, MN 55447

OWS-1000 Approved:

May 2013

Shredding/ Ozone

Waste type: pathological, microbiological

Steve Pellegrene                               Phone: 763-559-9277 

www.cleanwastesystems.com                          

Progressive Recovery,Inc.

700 Industrial Drive

Dupo, Illinois 62239

Thermal Tissue Digester

Approved:

November 2013

Alkaline hydrolysis

Waste type: pathological 

 Jim Laarman, COO

Phone: (618) 286-5000

 Email: jlaarman@progressive-recovery.com

www.pri-bio.com 

Revised Jan. 2014, send questions to: William.Patrakis@ncdenr.gov

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