RMW Services

Pick-Up Service

Our regulated medical waste disposal program is offered throughout the greater Chicago area and pickup schedules are flexible. We customize our services to accommodate your needs. Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, PRN. Schedule Now.

DEA Scheduled Waste

We can safely and legally dispose of substances on the Drug Enforcement Administration Schedule I and Schedule II lists. Please contact us for specific information.

Hazardous Waste

Through our partnerships with hazardous waste haulers and processors, we can offer a full spectrum of services at competitive prices. Due to the complex nature of hazardous waste treatment and transportation, please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Bio Medical Waste

Medmentum is a licensed hauler and processor of regulated medical waste. Unlike many licensed haulers, we own and operate our own processing facilities and we’re able to provide you with a level of quality control, documentation, and cost efficiency that is impossible for haulers to provide.

Sometimes called potentially infectious medical waste (PIMW), bio medical waste, bio hazardous waste, red bag waste, or UN 3291 waste, this is defined as: (per  35IAC sec 1420) as:

“Potentially infectious medical waste” or “pimw” Means the following types of waste generated in Connection with the diagnosis, treatment (i.e., Provision of medical services), or immunization of Human beings or animals; research pertaining to the Provision of medical services; or the provision or Testing of biologicals: Cultures and stocks. This waste shall include But not be limited to cultures and stocks of Agents infectious to humans, and associated Biologicals; cultures from medical or Pathological laboratories; cultures and Stocks of infectious agents from research and Industrial laboratories; wastes from the Production of biologicals; discarded live or Attenuated vaccines; or culture dishes and Devices used to transfer, inoculate, or mix Cultures. Human pathological wastes. This waste shall Include tissue, organs, and body parts (except Teeth and the contiguous structures of bone And gum), body fluids that are removed during Surgery, autopsy, or other medical procedures; Or specimens of body fluids and their Containers. Human blood and blood products. This waste Shall include discarded human blood, blood Components (e.g., serum and plasma), or Saturated material containing free flowing Blood or blood components. Used sharps. This waste shall include but not Be limited to discarded sharps used in animal Or human patient care, medical research, or Clinical or pharmaceutical laboratories; Hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical Needles; hypodermic or intravenous syringes; Pasteur pipettes; scalpel blades; or blood Vials. This waste shall also include but not be Limited to other types of broken or unbroken Glass (including slides and cover slips) in Contact with infectious agents. Animal waste. Animal waste means discarded Materials, including carcasses, body parts, Body fluids, blood, or bedding originating from Animals inoculated during research, Production of biologicals, or pharmaceutical Testing with agents infectious to humans. Isolation waste. This waste shall include Discarded materials contaminated with blood, Excretions, exudates, and secretions from Humans that are isolated to protect others From highly communicable diseases. “highly Communicable diseases” means those diseases Identified by the board in rules adopted under Subsection (e) of section 56.2 of the act. (see Section 1420.102 of this part.) Unused sharps. This waste shall include but Not be limited to the following unused, Discarded sharps: hypodermic, intravenous, or Other needles; hypodermic or intravenous Syringes; or scalpel blades.”

Specifically not included are the waste streams indicated in the list below. We can accommodate these waste streams, though, but not as infectious waste. Please contact us for more information.

  • Untreated Category A Infectious Substances
  • RCRA Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Chemicals – Formaldehyde, formalin, acids, alcohol, waste oil, solvents, reagents, fixer, developer
  • Hazardous Waste – Drums or other containers with a hazard warning symbol, batteries, and other heavy metals
  • Radioactive Waste – Any container with a radioactivity level that exceeds regulatory or permitted limits; lead-containing materials
  • Complete Human Remains
  • Bulk Chemotherapy Waste
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders, Canisters, Inhalers, and Aerosol Cans
  • Any Mercury-Containing Material or Devices – Any mercury thermometers, sphygmomanometers, laboratory or medical devices
  • Mercury-Containing Dental Waste – Non-contact and contact amalgam and products, chairside traps, amalgam sludge or vacuum pump filters, extracted teeth with mercury fillings, and empty amalgam capsules