Medical Waste Management


We value superior customer service as much as you do. From point of origin to final disposal, Rapid Medical Waste offers one local contact who will provide customized solutions for your medical waste needs.


As a founding member of the Medical Waste Management Association, created to promote standards, research, education and regulatory advocacy, you can be assured Rapid Medical Waste will keep you informed on the latest regulations.


It’s critical that medical waste is separated from recycling and refuse, and that it is disposed of properly and according to regulations. We train your employees to stay compliant in all of these areas.

Medical waste: what goes where?

Our full-service approach to medical waste includes personalized needs evaluation and planning because sometimes it’s clear where waste should go, but often it depends on a variety of factors.

Minimizing what is put in Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) is important for cost-control, but it is equally important to put everything in RMW that should be included, as fines for putting RMW into trash or recycling can be high.


Medication disposal is not considered to be Regulated Medical Waste.

Loose Sharps?

Cannot be put in Regulated Medical Waste unless they are in a disposable sharps container.

Broken Glass?

Is complicated. It could be regulated if contaminated. It can't be recycled, but other glass products can.

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Rapid Medical Waste can handle all of your medical waste needs, from point of origin to final disposal, so you can focus on what’s important to you.

We will design a custom plan to meet your needs, which will include full lifecycle medical waste management from point of origin to final disposal.

This includes hauling, treatment, and destruction of waste based on the most up-to-date compliance regulations.

Medical waste isn’t just generated at a doctor's office, and it’s more than just sharps and gloves. View list of common regulated medical waste materials.

We provide education and training to ensure our clients remain compliant and achieve best practice standards including:

  • Handling & Storage
  • Material Lifecycle and Disposal
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • We also offer the following as value-added services:

  • Our drivers check for compliance issues at each pick up.
  • If we hear of changes in the regulatory environment or of emerging best practices, our clients will be the first to know.
  • We can provide a comprehensive compliance check at any time that reviews all pertinent regulatory requirements.
  • We provide customized medical waste containers. View our medical waste containers here.

    Collection frequencies are based on client needs, and we provide waste reporting to ensure optimal service frequencies.

    Michigan and Northern Indiana.

    Get your free customized medical waste quote