Hauler, Hospital Form Medical Waste Partnership

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 16, 2013

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Hauler, Hospital Form Medical Waste Partnership

A waste hauler and a hospital have partnered to begin building a new medical waste facility in Greenfield, Ind.

Waste hauler Fisk Services and Hancock Regional Hospital, both based in Greenfield, formed 03 PureMed LLC and broke ground on 03 PureMed, a medical waste facility using a new technology to dispose of medical waste in an environmentally friendly way, according to a news release.

The partnership is building a 9,520-sq.-ft. facility that it said will process and sterilize all forms of medical waste from hospitals, nursing and research facilities, at a cost savings compared with traditional waste disposal.

The O3 PureMed’s disposal process uses ozone, a form of oxygen, to sterilize medical red bag waste, creating no emissions or byproducts and reducing the volume of the waste by 90 percent. Staff handling and contact is also minimized, the partners said. The process allows the sterilized shredded waste to be placed safely in a traditional landfill.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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