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FAQs about Biohazard Waste Removal

Cyntox Medical Waste Disposal wants to help you understand the waste industry even better! We understand that biohazard waste removal has many rules and regulations and can be easily overwhelming for the novice.  Our staff of medical waste experts tried to think of all the common questions we get all the time. If you have any more questions, please reference our guide on medical waste disposal or contact us.

What is Medical Waste and how is it different from my general trash?

Medical waste is all waste materials generated at healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, doctor offices, dental practices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories. This type of waste needs to be disposed of in a special way as determined by the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.

What is RMW?

RMW is an acronym for Regulated Medical Waste and also referred to as biohazardous waste. It is trash that has been contaminated in a medical or research facility and needs to be treated and disposed of properly to prevent the risk of infection.

What is a sharps container and what goes inside of it?

A sharps container is a specially made container to hold all medical waste materials that has the ability to puncture skin. This includes but is not limited to; needles, syringes, lancets, suture needles, scalpel blades, butterflies, vacutainer tubes, phlebotomy needles, capillary tubes, catheters for IV and other uses, dental anesthetic carpules with blood, or any other sharp object contaminated with blood.
It’s important to ensure all infectious sharps go straight into the designated sharps container to prevent the spread of diseases.

What is a red biohazard bag and what goes inside of it?

A red biohazard bag is the place to put all non sharp items that have contagious fluids on it. Standard office and household waste should not be placed inside the red bag.
Please note: Hazardous waste, such as gas and pesticides, needs special treatment and shouldn’t be discarded with the biohazardous waste.

What size are your boxes that you can use to store sharps containers and red biohazard waste bags?

The standard size box is 4.5 cubic feet and can hold up to 30 gallons of waste. We also carry a variety of tubs, barrels and containers for all our customer’s individual needs.

What is the weight limit on the boxes?

The boxes can hold up to 55 lb of medical waste. We do not charge a overweight  fee, however, we ask that you keep the boxes within the legal requirements.  

Do you provide medical waste boxes and red biohazard trash bag liners?

Yes, we provide boxes and red bag liners free of charge and you can place whatever sharps containers you have and red bag waste into our boxes.  

What is the contract term?

The standard contract term is 36 months. You can do a 12 or 24 month term as well. Your pricing is guaranteed to remain the same throughout the terms of your agreement.

Is there a startup fee?

There is no startup fee and we don’t send you an invoice, until after the first pickup is completed.  

Are there any additional fees other than the service fee?

The only additional fees is a 10% fuel charge fee and if you are located in New York, Connecticut, New Mexico or Arkansas we are required to put a tax on your service as well.  

What are some things customers love about Cyntox?

Customer Service. There is always a Cyntox representative happy to assist you and we truly care about giving you the smoothest experience for the best price.

Pricing Cyntox services 44 states, which enables us to be very competitive in almost any area!

Honesty Our invoices ALWAYS reflect the agreement you signed. We don’t do any gimmicks and never ever go up in price on you unexpectedly.

Pickup Schedule We are sticklers for time. Scheduling runs smoothly and our drivers are courteous, polite and extremely pleasant. We want you to look forward to getting your medical waste disposed of!