What We Do

MERI Safely Disposes Sharps

Sharps include needles, lancets (fingerstick devices), syringes, auto injectors, scalpel blades. In addition, it includes glass pipettes and discarded glass or rigid vials containing infectious agents.

Red Bag Waste, Biohazard Waste, Infectious Waste, Trace Chemo

Infectious waste that is drip-able, pourable, or can flake off must go into a red biohazard bag before being treated and disposed. Examples of this are plastic vaginal speculums as well as used specimen swabs, urine specimen cups or urine dipsticks, It also includes things like blood-soaked drapes, gloves or anything contaminated with feces.

MERI also collects Trace Chemotherapy, antineoplastic or cytotoxic waste vials and syringes. Plus, MERI collects laboratory waste, blood, regulated human body fluids, research animal waste that’s not been decontaminated and pathological waste. In addition, it collects needles, sharps, blades, discarded glass, vials and pipettes.

Hazardous Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Bulk Chemo

MERI collects and properly disposes of items that the Environmental Protection Agency lists as hazardous substances. These are things which are flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive. Items that fall in this category are: lead aprons, mercury devices, pharmaceutical, bulk chemotherapy waste, dental developer and fixer, chemically-hazardous waste, corrosives and chemicals. MERI is also certified to handle the destruction of hazardous pharmaceuticals and controlled substances.

Non-Hazardous Pharmaceuticals

MERI offers various size containers to store your non-hazardous pharmaceuticals before we safely collect them for disposal.

BioTech, Laboratory Research Materials

MERI neutralizes biohazard waste often treated in an autoclave at research facilities. Our Sanitec System uses an environmentally-compatible microwave process that heats material from the inside out. This not only provides an extraordinarily high level of disinfection but also leaves no harmful air emissions or liquid discharges of any kind. Best of all, the volume of the material is reduced by 80% in the process.

Universal Waste

MERI can collect your universal waste while also picking up your medical waste items. These includes things like batteries, lightbulbs, thermostats and ultraviolet tubes. Additionally, MERI can properly dispose of mercury devices, lead vests, blood pressure cuffs and e-waste.

Blue Wrap

MERI collects and recycles surgical blue wrap for our customers. It’s one of the many ways we help you reach your sustainability goals — and help you to reduce your medical waste numbers.

Confidential Materials (HIPAA)

MERI safely collects and destroys customer information on everything from pill and specimen containers to medicine bubble packs.

MERI can connect you with a pharmaceutical reverse distributor to help you earn credit more quickly and maximize your return on your pharmacy’s expired medicines.

DOT/RCRA Hazmat Training

MERI can develop a tailored training program for your organization that focuses on the proper handling of infectious waste. We also regularly conduct training on handling hazardous materials. To learn more about class schedules and locations, please contact us at: info@meriinc.com

Waste Audit

We can conduct an on-site audit to determine if your waste streams are being properly segregated. We can also make recommendations on how you can further reduce your waste stream to become more sustainable.

Compliance Assistance

MERI can work with your leadership team to create a customized standard operating procedure (SOP) manual that documents key regulatory information.

Sustainability Initiatives

Let MERI assist you with your sustainability efforts by:

  • Repurposing your medical devices
  • Recycling your blue wrap
  • Designing innovative solutions to streamline your waste process