Specializing in Biomedical Waste Disposal, ACRS Waste Solutions is the waste disposal company choice for clients in Northeast Florida & Southeast Georgia. To make compliance easy and to keep your clinical services, practice, or company running smoothly, our medical waste service includes a variety of biohazards produced through patient care or from laboratories or companies that do research, diagnostics, or drug development. The Federal Government regulates proper tracking and disposal of medical waste.
Environmental Protection Agency
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The environmental protection Agency (EPA) is the Federal Authority which regulates waste nationwide. In, Florida, the state authority that supervises the EPA's regulation is the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Applicable statues in Florida includes Florida Statues (FS) Chapters 381 and Chapter 403, Florida Administrative Codes (FAC) Chapter 17-712 and Chapter 10D-104, Rules of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and Rules of Department of Health (DOH). DOH regulates the identification, packaging, storage and treatment of biohazard waste at the generating facility.
A fine $2,500 per day, per violation, is authorized by law and may be levied against violations during an enforcement action The improper handling and/or disposal of medical waste can pose serious health risk to the generator and everyone in the community. Medical waste sharps are objects such as needles syringes, lancets and other sharp objects used for medical purposes. EPA, OSHA, and the State of Florida regulations require that medical waste be properly handled, treated, and disposed of by a licensed Medical Waste Disposal Company.
Every year, biomedical waste (potentially infectious materials such as needles, blood products, etc.) is disposed of improperly, placing sanitary workers as well as general public at risk for contracting dangerous diseases. Needles and other medical waste may be contaminated with Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that can cause severe illness or even death. The Florida Legislature has passed laws to regulate the healthcare industry and any business that has needles to discard or produce biomedical waste.
Florida Service Areas
- Orange Park
- Fernandina & Amelia Island
- St. Augustine
- Palm Coast
- Tallahassee & Surrounding areas
Georgia Service Areas
- Valdosta & Surrounding areas.
No matter the quantity of medical waste generated, ACRS Waste Solutions has a program for most health care providers. Medical waste pickup schedules are available on a Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, or On-Call basis.