What Waste Storage Container do I Need?

If your office or business is in need of medical waste containers, there are a wide variety of options available to you. Here at Biomedical Waste Solutions, we offer some of the most common sizes and types of medical waste storage containers and hazardous storage containers for all of your needs. If you're wondering which waste storage container you need, here are the various options.


Amalgam Recycling Containers

If you own a dental practice, you will most likely be in need of an Amalgam waste storage container. Amalgam is a blend of mercury with another metal and is most commonly used for dental fillings. When not properly disposed of, amalgam waste can leech dangerous mercury into our water supply causing extensive damage. Here at BWS, we offer medentotainer brand amalgam recycling containers including specialized containers for x-ray lead foils, expired amalgam capsules, and removed teeth containing amalgam. Most dental practices will also want a waste amalgam container for chair-side traps, solids collectors, cuspidor strainers and left over or spent amalgam in either a 1.5 gallon and a 6.5 gallon size.

Medical Waste Boxes

If your practice generates general medical waste, the waste itself must be put into a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved medical waste box for transportation. This waste does not include sharps waste, chemotherapy waste, RCRA waste, or amalgam waste. These boxes are the ones typically seen with red waste liners to help distinguish them as medical waste. Our medical waste boxes can come in either 18 gallon (small) or 30 gallon (large) sizes and are capable of holding up to 35 and 45 pounds respectively. Additionally, the red bags that come with these boxes can be purchased separately. bin

Sharps Containers

Sharps containers are some of the most common needs when it comes to waste generated by a medical facility. Here at BWS, our sharps containers include not only disposable sharps containers which come in a variety of sizes, but also special order sharps containers which can come in 12 gallon or 3 quart sizes.

Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical Containers

Pharmaceutical waste is one classification of waste which is truly in need of a specialized container for disposal. Not only can pharmaceuticals be hazardous to the health of the environment, humans, and wildlife, these products are also commonly abused. All of BWS non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste containers are Category A approved, PG11 and DOT certified and fully compliant. The containers have a hermetic permanent leak-proof seal and a 16-point positive locking lid system. In the end, all of these things mean these containers are leak proof, tamper proof, and environmentally-friendly. Containers come in either 8 gallon or 18 gallon sizes.

RCRA Containers

RCRA stands for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and it was enacted in 1976 to govern over the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. RCRA containers are designed to meet the requirements set down by the RCRA for the correct disposal of hazardous waste. Our RCRA waste containers are PG11 / DOT certified and fully compliant, puncture proof, leak proof, and tamper proof. BWS RCRA containers come in 8 gallon or 18 gallon sizes for all your business needs.

Trace Chemotherapy Containers

If your business produces chemotherapy waste, then you will most certainly be in need of a trace chemotherapy container. These containers are designed to store trace chemotherapy waste which is produced during any treatment using chemotherapy drugs. Our trace chemotherapy waste containers come in 8 gallon or 18 gallon sizes. The containers are PG11/DOY certified and fully compliant, puncture proof, leak proof, and tamper proof. For more help with finding the correct container for your office’s needs, get in touch with your local regulated waste disposal company today. BWS is the trusted regulated waste disposal company for the Mid-Atlantic states since 1987 and has a flawless compliance record. Give us a call at 800-660-6581 or visit our website for more information or to order our waste containers.

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“Our office has been utilizing the services of Biomedical Waste Services, Inc. (BWS) for well over a decade. Their caring, dedicated, and professional team have made it an absolute pleasure to do business with. They are always prompt and courteous in providing whatever service we ask of them. We highly recommend them for your practice!!”

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“Our experience with BWS has been uniformly positive. Their services are prompt, professional, and reliable. Their prices are fair and upfront, with no hidden or recurring charges. We highly recommend them as a vendor.”

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“My review from 2019: Still using BWS and still think they're great! My review from 2016: We've been doing business with BWS for a few years now, and their service and pricing are great. We previously used a company who provides the same service in our area but overcharged us for years. I would definitely recommend BWS to anyone in the market for waste disposal at a great price with excellent service.”

“I have fantastic very dependable experience using BWS. I have used them weekly for the last 17 years in my dental practice. There always on the day that they're supposed to be, there's never been an issue with any of the invoices.”

Akbar Masood, D.D.S.

“BWS has been handling our biohazardous waste disposal for three years. They have always been helpful and dependable. I recommend them to all who need biohazardous waste disposal services.”

Chris Donaldson

“Been working with BWS for 10+ years. Fantastic service, always on time and polite.”

Dharani Jasthi

“Prompt, professional, and awesome business. We have worked with them for years and couldn't be happier.”

Tomicka Jackson-George, D.M.D.

“I've used BWS for several years now. Their service is great and their fees are very reasonable, making BWS a great value in hazardous waste removal.”

Louis Sachs, D.D.S.

“Professional and always on time! Great service!”

Kate Blair English

“Great option for healthcare waste management. BWS is an independent owned professional organization that is built on integrity and trust. There is no other company in the region that I'd recommend more. Most others say the right things the folks at BWS do the right thing. I'll continue to recommend them.”

Dave Ryan

We are a medical practice in a new location and needed hazardous waste removal services. We have been so pleased with the level of service and professionalism on both the admin and field work end of BWS services, and their pricing is fair and flexible. We would highly recommend them to any medical practice in need of these services.

Kerry Owens, Avalon Plastic Surgery

Every staff member that I have interacted with has been very friendly. They are quick to respond to emails and do a great job.

Jamie Fleming, National Spine & Pain Centers

Excellent company. Received notification that I was on schedule, showed up as promised, and very professional service from office to driver. Excellent service!!!

Keith Roberts, Biomatrix Specialty Pharmacy

Great service! They are always responsive and ready to help. 100% recommended.

Mireia Pedragosa Marin, Synergy Research

They were responsive and quickly start services. They were also great at answering all my questions and updating on when services would start.

Rebecca Crouse, Randolph Macon Academy

We used BWS for sharps disposal at a doctor's office. I saw their bright truck in the parking lot at work which lead me to call for a quote. They responded to my inquiry quickly and thoroughly, answering all my questions. They gave me pricing that was very reasonable, and lower than many companies I checked. They were a pleasure to communicate with via phone and email, no phone tag! The truck arrived the day and time we planned. The driver was very personable and easy to communicate with. The people I interacted with seem to understand the value of customer service. I would highly recommend them. They will take care of you.

Melissa C, Patriot Chiropractic

Excellent, professional service and very reasonable price on medical waste removal. Danielle was fantastic to work with - thanks Danielle!

Dr. Rosario Ignacio

Reliable and affordable

Dr. Thomas Lutz, Odenton Family Dentistry

I've used BWS for several years now. Their service is great and their fees are very reasonable, making BWS a great value in hazardous waste removal. Over the 20+ years that I have used them the scope of their services has increased as well as making documentation of their service easier to use!

Dr. Louis Sachs, DDS

I ran a dental charity for many years, organizing huge clinics to treat those in need. BWS donated their waste disposal services for every clinic for many years, and they continue to do so to this day. This is always a huge job, and they are always reliable, dedicated, and fun to work with. They know what it means to give back.

Eric B.

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