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Frequently Asked Questions

MEDICAL WASTE SERVICES

In what States is Glycon LLC licensed to transport medical waste?

LLC is licensed to transport medical waste in California

What areas does Glycon LLC service?

Glycon LLC services all of Southern California. Please refer to our Services Area tab on the About Us for a more accurate description of our service area.

Glycon LLC is licensed and insured to handle all of the following types of waste.

• Regulated medical waste
• Infectious waste
• Red bag waste
• Sharps waste
• Chemotherapy waste
• Pathological waste
• Animal waste
• Amalgam waste
• Over classified waste
• Non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste

What treatment technologies does Glycon LLC use to treat and dispose of the waste?

Glycon LLC utilizes State approved incineration and autoclave treatment technologies for the treatment and disposal of all waste types.

What is regulated medical waste?

Regulated medical waste is defined as any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biologicals. It does not include hazardous or radioactive waste.

What is chemotherapeutic waste?

Chemotherapy waste is any waste that is contaminated through contact with or has previously contained chemotherapeutic agents. In order to be considered “Trace” chemotherapy waste, the item must be “RCRA” empty, meaning it contains less than 3% by weight of the original quantity of the hazardous drug. Any amounts over 3% is considered “Bulk” chemotherapy waste and must be treated and disposed of as hazardous waste. Glycon LLC does not handle hazardous or bulk chemotherapy waste.

What is amalgam waste?

Dental amalgam is the silver-colored material used to fill and restore teeth that have cavities. It is made up of two nearly equal parts of liquid mercury and a powder containing silver, tin, copper, zinc and other materials. Liquid mercury is a hazardous material and must either be recycled or properly disposed of as hazardous waste.

What is pathological waste?

Pathological waste is tissue, organs, body parts and body fluids that are removed during surgery, autopsy or other medical procedures as well as specimens of body fluids and their containers.

What is over classified waste?

Over classified waste is waste that is not managed or defined as regulated medical waste, chemotherapy or pathological waste. This waste includes non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste and other types of waste that is not regulated, but warrants being disposed of in a secure and documented manner.

What is non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste?

Pharmaceutical waste is any chemical waste product, vaccine or allergenic that does not contain a radioactive component and that is intended for use in the diagnosis, care, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease or injury in humans or animals. Pharmaceutical waste assigned a P or U waste code, or exhibiting characteristics of Corrosivity, Ignitability, Reactivity or Toxicity are considered hazardous waste and cannot be picked up by Glycon LLC. In addition, Glycon LLC cannot pick up any DEA or controlled pharmaceutical substances.

Do different types of waste have to be segregated?

Yes, different types of waste (i.e. regulated medical waste, chemotherapy, pathological, non-hazardous pharmaceutical, amalgam and over classified waste) must be placed into separate containers in order to accurately and properly manage and dispose of each type of waste.

How often do I have to have my medical waste picked up?

This varies from State to State. In California, regulated medical waste must be picked up a minimum of once a year or more frequently if the waste becomes putrescent or causes a health hazard. In Pennsylvania, regulated medical waste must be picked up within 30 days of the container being full or the date the generator seals the container.

What pick-up frequencies does Glycon LLC offer

• Weekly
• Bi-Weekly
• Monthly
• Bi-Monthly
• Quarterly

What can’t I put into the medical waste box, hamper or reusable medical waste container?

No hazardous, radioactive or DEA controlled pharmaceutical waste or substances
No chemical waste
No loose syringes or needles
No loose liquids in excess of 20cc
No loose sharp or pointy hard plastic items
No loose sharp or pointy metal items
No glass items
No compressed gas cylinders or containers under pressure

What goes into the sharps containers?

All needles, syringes and lancets
All sharp or pointy hard plastic items, pipettes, tubes and tips
All glassware items, glass tubes, vials, bottles, slides, vacutainers, etc.
All sharp or pointy metal items, scalpels, knives, razor blades, tweezers, scissors, etc.
Rule of thumb: If it can puncture the red bag, it needs to be placed in a sharps container.

How full should I fill the sharps containers before replacing them?

Sharps containers should never be filled more than the manufacturer’s recommended fill level. If the manufacturer has not specified a fill level, then ¾ full is the recommended level to fill the sharps container before replacing.

What goes into the amalgam recycling container?

• Chair-side traps
• Amalgam separators and filters
• Contact amalgam
• Empty amalgam capsules
• Non-contact amalgam
• Extracted teeth with amalgam fillings

Where should we keep our medical waste?

Medical waste must be stored in a manner and location that is accessible only to authorized employees. It must also maintain the integrity of the packaging while providing protection from the elements and wildlife. It must be easily accessible to the Glycon LLC driver at the time of pick up.

Will the Glycon LLC driver go room-to-room and collect the red bags and full sharps containers?

Unfortunately, we are unable to do this because of time constraints of the route along with patient privacy regulations. After arriving at your site, drivers can wait for a few minutes while you gather up your medical waste. If the wait becomes excessive, the driver will have to leave and you will have to call the office to reschedule your pick up. We suggest that you have a centralized collection point where you put all of your medical waste prior to us arriving at your site so that there is as little inconvenience to your staff as possible.

How will I know when Glycon LLC is coming to pick up the waste?

As a new customer, when you sign up with us we will automatically email or fax your pick-up schedule to you for the current year.

Can I get an emergency or off-schedule pick up?

Yes, we can schedule an emergency or off-schedule pick up.

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Glycon LLC

Medical Waste Disposal

1146 N. Central Ave. #222
Glendale, CA 91202

Phone Line 1: +1 (844) 494-8222
Phone Line 2: +1 (818) 855-2333

Email [email protected]

Glycon LLC