Medical Waste Disposal Nashville, Tennessee (TN) Services – Save Up To 83.6%

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Regulations You Need to Know

Regulated “Medical Waste“


According to ​​The Tennessee Department Of Environment And Conservation (TDEC), “‘Medical waste’ means the following solid wastes:

(a) Wastes generated by hospitalized patients who are isolated to protect others from communicable diseases.

(b) Cultures and stocks of infectious agents, including specimen cultures from medical and pathological laboratories, cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories, wastes from the production of biologicals, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate, and mix cultures.

(c) Waste human blood and blood products such as serum, plasma, and other blood Components.

(d) Pathological wastes (i.e., tissues, organs, body parts, and body fluids) that are removed during surgery and autopsy.

(e) All discarded sharps (e.g., hypodermic needles, syringes, pasteur pipettes, broken glass, scalpel blades) used in patient care or which have come into contact with infectious agents during use in medical, research, or industrial laboratories.

(f) Contaminated carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, in the production of biologicals, or in the in vivo testing of pharmaceuticals.

(g) The following wastes from patients known to be infected with blood-borne disease

Hazardous Medical Wastes are those medical wastes which contain chemicals (such as Nicotine, Epinephrine, Nitroglycerine, Warfarin, chemotherapy drugs, etc) that the EPA has determined must be managed under the strict criteria established by federal regulations. More information about hazardous medical waste is available below including some examples of possible listed hazardous waste that healthcare facilities may generate.”

Learn about COVID-19 waste disposal regulations here.

Facilities of Regulated Medical Waste


For the medical wastes, facilities must comply with several guidelines by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC):

  1. Waste Evaluation Application: Facilities generating RMW and intending to process or dispose of it must apply to the Commissioner for a waste evaluation. This involves submitting a form provided by the Department, following specific instructions.
  2. Off-Site Processing or Disposal: Facilities that process or dispose of medical waste off-site must annually recertify the accuracy of their waste stream information. They must also adhere to the management conditions specified in their special waste approval to prevent adverse impacts on public health and the environment.
  3. Special Waste Approval: Disposal of special medical waste in a permitted landfill or processing at a permitted facility requires special waste approval from the Division of Solid Waste Management (SWM). This involves locating a facility that will accept the waste and obtaining approval from the Division of SWM prior to disposal.
  4. Medical Waste Management Requirements: Specific requirements for different types of waste are outlined. For example, sharps must be packaged securely in puncture-proof containers, and cultures and stocks of infectious agents must be rendered non-infectious before landfilling.
  5. Compliance with Federal and State Regulations: Facilities must comply with both federal and state waste management regulations. This includes specific guidelines for different types of medical waste, such as biohazardous waste, pharmaceutical waste, sharps disposal, and more.

Overall, the management of regulated medical waste in Tennessee is comprehensive, emphasizing the protection of public health and the environment. It is important for healthcare facilities to be fully aware of these regulations and ensure compliance to avoid penalties and contribute to safe waste management practices.

Dispose of Regulated Medical Waste


The risks of improper medical waste disposal are clear.

The City of Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee, adheres to state and federal regulations for the disposal of regulated waste. This type of waste can include a variety of materials, such as biomedical waste and hazardous waste.

BioMedical Waste Solutions is one of the very few private Nashville medical waste disposal companies that are registered and permitted by Tennessee state to handle, transport, store, destroy, and dispose of medical waste and provide Nashville medical waste disposal services.

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Enjoy cost-effective medical waste disposal throughout Nashville, Tennessee with actual fixed rates and no hidden fees. Clients save up to 83.6% with us versus other companies.

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In just 14 years, we’ve grown to over 10,000+ happy clients in the State of Tennessee because we virtually guarantee timely and reliable pick-ups. You can count on us!

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Compliance with State and Federal laws governing the proper disposal of medical waste is not a choice. Nashville regulated medical waste is the law. We have you 100% covered.


Our Same Price Guarantee

Our “same price guarantee” is simple: When you sign up with us, we commit to NEVER raising your price. Ever.

Most biomedical waste disposal companies in Nashville come in and promise a low-price, but then they raise your prices over time. For example, most Stericycle contracts will raise your pick-up prices every 9 months over 5 years! That’s almost 7 price raises and exponential cost increases!

We trust our guarantee makes it a no-brainer to work with us.

Yes, We Do Pick-Up In Your Nashville Location

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BioMedical Waste Solutions in Nashville is near Vanderbilt University Medical Center which is close to Green Hills, Oak Hill, Germantown in 1010 16th Ave S UNIT 206, Nashville, TN 37212. The Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium, and Grand Ole Opry are nearby.

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Effective Nashville, Tennessee medical waste disposal services are more than just “picking up your medical waste at a good price.” It’s about:

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Compliant Shredding

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We protect what matters most by also offering you document shredding services.

Now you can protect the privacy of your clinical information and Nashville residents by disposing of your paper-based records in a HIPAA compliant, safe, and cost-effective way.

NOTE: Stericycle and Shred-It will still result in you dealing with two different reps (one for each company). With us, you’ll save time and money by having only one rep/supplier/invoice for both shredding and medical waste disposal Nashville, TN.

Nashville Sharps Disposal Solutions

It may interest you to know that we provide Houston sharps disposal. We will pick up your sharps containers of almost any size (2 gallons all the way up to 40 gallons.) Simply add your sharps containers to the box we provide you and we will pick it up on your next scheduled pick-up.

What Belongs in a Sharps Container?

According to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), a sharps container is used for the disposal of “sharps,” which are medical instruments that are sharp or can puncture or cut skin. Items that should be disposed of in a sharps container typically include “all discarded sharps (e.g., hypodermic needles, syringes, pasteur pipettes, broken
glass, scalpel blades) used in patient care or which have come into contact with
infectious agents during use in medical, research, or industrial laboratories.”

“1. A generator who treats biohazardous medical waste on site shall place medical sharps in a sharps container after rendering them incapable of creating a stick hazard by using an encapsulation agent or any other process that prevents a stick hazard. Medical sharps encapsulated or processed in this manner are considered to be solid waste.
2. A generator who ships biohazardous medical waste off site for treatment shall either:
a. Place medical sharps in a medical sharps container and follow the requirements of R18-13-1406, or
b. Package and send medical sharps to a treatment facility via a mail-back system as prescribed by the instructions provided by the mail-back system operator. The generator shall retain proof of shipping.”

Learn more about sharps container disposal here.


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Our Clients Choose Us Because…


We Never Raise Our Rates

With our “Same Price Guarantee,” we are committed to never raising your rates. Never! You won’t find this guarantee elsewhere. Other medical waste companies get you in the door by promising low prices, but then they raise their rates quite drastically over time. Instead, we’ll give you a fair price and then grandfather you into that price forever! That’s how we reward our loyal customers, and it’s why the average organization that hires us saves up to 83.6% with us.


We Have the Expertise You Need

Over 10,000 clients trust us to manage their biomedical waste because we’ve been doing this work for over 14 years. Our pickups are timely and reliable because we have so much experience with proper disposal of medical waste. We know all the ins and outs of the regulations so that you don’t have to stress about it. We’ll even train your team on OSHA and HIPAA compliance. Avoid the $70,000 fines per violation and put your trust in BioMedical Waste Solutions.


We Offer Comprehensive Solutions

You won’t have to hire multiple companies when you turn to us. We’ll handle your biohazardous waste disposal, sharps disposal, document destruction and shredding, red bag biomedical, pathological, and medical waste removal, infectious waste and sharps containers, OSHA and HIPPA compliance training, and more. BioMedical Waste Solutions is your one stop shop for everything related to medical waste management. Plus, we’ll customize our services to your needs.


Tennessee Medical Waste Disposal Regulations

Understand Tennessee medical waste requirements and regulations as outlined by the TN Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).


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What’s the price for a pick-up?

Know that we offer low-cost medical waste disposal that will save you up to 83.6% versus other companies because we have no hidden fees and a guarantee that we will refrain from raising your price.

We wish we could list prices online, however the prices vary based on your location in Phoenix, your frequency of pick-up (monthly, quarterly, etc.), and the amount of waste (volume) you give us to dispose of.

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Do you pick-up in my area?

If you’re in the greater Nashville area, we’ll absolutely pick-up your regulated medical waste because we service all healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee and beyond!

If your facility is outside of the greater Nashville area, there’s a good chance we’ll pick-up your waste, but just in case you are in a rural area, please give us a call at 1 (713) 357-6299 now, and within 10 seconds, we will let you know if we have trucks coming to your area. If we don’t have trucks coming to your area, we’ll offer you another solution to get biohazardous medical waste in Nashville picked up.

Are there any additional fees?

Unfortunately in our industry, many companies’ quotes look low-cost, but unscrupulously, they have sneaked in hidden fees and/or have hidden ways to administer “price increases” (“PIs”) in their contracts for as much as 18% twice per year! (That would double your cost every ~4 years!)

We run an honest, fair, and ethical business, so we have no hidden fees and we guarantee we will refrain from raising our price. Period.

How do you dispose of medical waste?

Medical waste disposal involves segregating waste into appropriate containers, treating it to neutralize infectious agents (usually by autoclaving or incineration), and then disposing of it in designated areas or facilities. This process adheres to strict regulatory guidelines to prevent environmental contamination and safeguard public health.

How do you dispose of sharps containers in Nashville?

In Nashville, sharps containers are disposed of by placing them in special biohazardous waste bins provided by licensed medical waste disposal services. These bins are then collected by the disposal service, ensuring the sharps are treated and disposed of in compliance with local and federal regulations.

How do you dispose of safe sharps?

Safe disposal of sharps involves placing them immediately after use into FDA-cleared sharps disposal containers. These containers are puncture-resistant, leak-proof on the sides and bottom, and must be kept upright and in a location inaccessible to unauthorized persons, ensuring safe and compliant disposal.

What is biomedical waste disposal?

Biomedical waste disposal is the process of handling, treating, and disposing of waste generated from medical activities, including surgical instruments, syringes, and lab samples. It requires specialized methods like autoclaving or incineration to destroy pathogens before safe disposal in landfills or designated facilities.

1 Fun And 1 Interesting Fact About Nashville!


Nashville, fondly known as “Music City,” is the birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest-running live radio program, showcasing country music since 1925. Interestingly, the city is also home to a full-scale replica of the Parthenon, originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition. This striking replica, located in Centennial Park, not only celebrates Nashville’s reputation as the “Athens of the South” but also houses an art museum and a 42-foot-tall statue of the goddess Athena, making it a unique blend of musical heritage and classical architecture.

Nashville, TN Local Resources

Nashville Medical Waste Disposal

1010 16th Ave S UNIT 206
Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 819-4433

Tennessee Department of Health

665 Mainstream Dr
Nashville, TN 37228

(615) 741-3011

Davidson County Solid Waste

930 Dr Richard G Adams Dr
Nashville, TN 37207

(615) 862-8971

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

600 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

(615) 862-8600

City of Nashville

1 Public Square #303
Nashville, TN 37201

(615) 862-6151

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

500 11th Ave N Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 743-3000

Nashville Medical Waste Resources

Tennessee Department of Health

665 Mainstream Dr
Nashville, TN 37228

(615) 741-3011

Metro Public Health Department

2500 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

(615) 340-5616

What is Vanderbilt University Medical Center?

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a comprehensive healthcare facility located in Nashville, Tennessee, affiliated with Vanderbilt University. As a leading academic medical center, it combines patient care, research, and education to advance medical science and improve health outcomes. VUMC is renowned for its highly specialized services, cutting-edge treatments, and a commitment to transformative medical education and research. It includes an array of hospitals and clinics, and serves as a major hub for complex medical procedures in the Southeastern United States. The center is also a significant player in medical research, contributing to groundbreaking discoveries in various fields of medicine.


What is TN Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)?

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is a state government agency in Tennessee, responsible for overseeing and managing the state’s natural resources, environmental protection, and conservation efforts. TDEC plays a vital role in ensuring the health and sustainability of Tennessee’s environment, including its air, land, and water.

Top Hospitals in Nashville

There is no shortage of healthcare providers in Nashville, TN, and there are many excellent choices. Some of Nashville’s top hospitals include:.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Medical Center Dr
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 322-5000

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West

4220 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

(615) 222-2111

Nashville General Hospital

1818 Albion St
Nashville, TN 37208

(615) 341-4000

TriStar Centennial Medical Center

2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 342-1000

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

2000 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 284-5555

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

391 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 781-4000

TriStar Skyline Medical Center

3441 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207

(615) 769-2000

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare

1310 24th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 327-4751

More About Medical Waste Disposal in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, is renowned for its vibrant music scene and rich cultural history. With an estimated population of over 670,000 as of 2021, it stands as the most populous city in Tennessee and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. Nashville’s demographic landscape showcases a diverse community, with a racial composition of approximately 63.5% White, 28.1% African American, 10.0% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.6% Asian residents. This diversity contributes to the city’s dynamic cultural fabric, marked by a variety of cuisines, festivals, and artistic expressions.

Nashville’s residents are known for their warm hospitality and community spirit, reflecting the city’s southern roots. The city’s youthful and energetic vibe is partly due to its status as an educational hub, home to prestigious institutions like Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University. This academic influence brings a mix of students, educators, and professionals to the city, adding to its cosmopolitan character. Additionally, Nashville’s economy is bolstered by a strong healthcare sector, with significant contributions from institutions like Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The city’s economy also benefits from tourism, especially related to its status as the heart of country music, drawing millions of visitors to landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In Nashville, health care waste disposal is a critical aspect of maintaining public health and safety. The city’s healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and research institutions, generate a substantial volume of medical waste daily. To address this challenge, Nashville has a well-regulated system in place for the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of medical waste.

Licensed medical waste disposal companies play a pivotal role in ensuring that hazardous materials, such as used syringes, contaminated materials, and biomedical waste, are handled and disposed of in accordance with state and federal regulations. This rigorous approach not only safeguards the environment but also protects healthcare workers and the community from potential health risks associated with improper disposal of medical waste. Nashville’s commitment to effective medical waste management and proper sharps disposal is essential for maintaining the city’s public health standards and preserving its natural surroundings.

BioMedical Waste Solutions offers low cost, reliable, and compliant medical waste disposal services in Nashville, Tennessee. Whether you’re looking for biohazardous waste disposal management, sharps disposal, office disposal supplies, document destruction certification, red bag biomedical, pathological, and medical waste removal, OSHA and HIPPA compliance training programs, or sharps bin containers, we are here to reduce your liability and simplify your waste disposal process.

Our clients love our same price guarantee, which means that once you sign up with us, we will NEVER raise your prices! Other medical waste management companies promise low prices and then raise your prices over time. You’ll never have that experience when you hire BioMedical Waste Solutions.

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