While a school’s primary focus is educating children, there are many other services that an educational institution must perform while the children are under its daily care. Indoor or outdoor exercise, healthy snacks and lunch programs, and medical health and safety solutions are a few of the necessary services that many schools provide outside of direct instruction. At Med Monkey, we support schools by providing secure medical waste solutions. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help your Westfield area school stay safe.

Why Do Schools Need Medical Waste Programs?

Contaminated Sharps

One of the most common items we remove from schools is contaminated sharps. These include needles, syringes, lancets, and auto-injectors. If you have a student with diabetes, they may need to test their blood sugar several times a day or may need insulin injections. For students with life-threatening allergies, an epinephrine auto-injector may need to be applied in the event of an emergency. With our medical waste disposal program, we provide safe containers so you can securely dispose of these items.

Contaminated Items

If you’ve worked at a school long enough, you know that it’s bound to happen. Students come into the office with a scraped knee, a bee sting, or a bloody nose and need medical attention. During these instances, gloves are used by staff to apply gauze, and bandages are used to cover the injuries. You need a self-contained vessel to safely dispose of these items. Our red bag waste removal service is ideal for this exact scenario. 

Human Tissue

Unfortunately, there are times when a more serious injury occurs and you have to be prepared to safely dispose of human tissue like blood, hair, or skin. These types of items need to be placed in a secure container and not simply mixed in with regular waste. If they are thrown in a trash can, the odds of cross-contamination are extremely high. Our regulated medical waste service offers reliable solutions that will keep everyone who comes in contact with these items protected and secure from any contamination.

Call For a Free Quote Today

At Med Monkey, we look forward to partnering with your school system to provide safe and secure biomedical waste disposal. Call for a free quote at (317) 855-9248. Learn more about our waste acceptance policy as well as how we can help you reduce your medical waste when you talk with our friendly staff today.