US Medical Waste Management Industry

  • February 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the US market for Medical Waste Management in US$ Million by the following Product/Service Segments: Management & Disposal Services, Collection Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and Treatment & Processing Supplies. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for this market. The report profiles 55 companies including many key and niche players such as BioSAFE Engineering, LLC, Bondtech Corporation, Gamma Waste Systems, Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems, Inc., MCM Environmental Technologies, Inc, MedClean Technologies, Inc, San-I-Pak Pacific, Inc, Stericycle, Inc, MedServe, Inc., Tempico, Inc., and The Mark-Costello Co. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Medical Waste I-3
Human Pathological Waste I-3
Human Blood I-4
Sharps I-4
Cultures and Stocks I-4
Animal Waste I-4
Waste from Isolation Wards I-4
Others I-4
Segment Definitions I-5
Management and Disposal Services I-5
Collection Equipment I-5
Liquid Medical Waste Management I-5
Treatment and Processing Supplies I-5


Introduction II-1
RMW- A Key Concept to the Healthcare Facilities II-1
Overview of RMW Management in the US II-2
Incineration - The Leading Technology II-2
Alternative Technologies - Issues Remain II-2
Waste Reduction - The New Mantra II-3
Reprocessing - An Effective Medical Waste Management Solution II-3
Tit-Bits II-3
Market Overview by Segment II-4
Medical Waste Management and Disposal Services II-4
Liquid Medical Waste Management II-4
Collection Equipment II-4
Medical Waste Treatment and Processing Supplies II-5
Market Outlook II-5
RMW Management and Disposal Market - Growth Drivers II-5
Growth Inhibitors II-6
Action Plans to Boost the Prospects of Waste Management Market II-7
Managing Medical Waste II-7
Selecting the Proper Technology II-7
Treatment Capability II-8
Pollution Control II-8
Capacity II-8
Vendor Support II-9
Volume Reduction/Appearance Alteration II-9
Trends and Issues II-9
Debut of PVC-free Medical Devices II-9
Central Waste Treatment Facilities II-10
Decentralized Treatment Approach II-10
Liquid Medical Waste Disposal Equipment II-10
Autoclaving-Gaining Ground in the US II-11
Chemical/Mechanical Technologies - Doubts Persist II-12
Small Companies Face Difficult Times II-12
Growing Disposal Costs and Environmental Issues Shape Market
Fortunes II-12
Better Waste Management Cuts Costs II-12
Preventing Environmental Damage: A Vital Issue in Waste Disposal II-13
An Aging Population Generates Higher Quantity of Medical Waste II-13
Persistent Organic Pollutants II-13
Incineration - A Cause for Growing Pollution II-13
Medical Waste Regulations Curb Incinerator Use II-14
Furans, Dioxins and Co-Planar PCBs II-14
Proper Waste Management Minimizes Cost and Responsibility II-14
Mercury - A Lethal Chemical II-14
Ways to Eliminate Mercury from Medical Waste Stream II-15
Competitive Scenario II-15
Stericycle - The Undisputed Leader II-15
Regulatory Overview II-15
Revision of Health and Safety Code II-15
MWTA - Precursor to Present Day Regulations II-16
Definition of Regulated Medical Waste II-16
Clean Air Act 1997 - Thumb Rule for the EPA II-16
Human Pathological Waste II-16
Human Blood II-17
Sharps II-17
Cultures and Stocks II-17
Animal Waste II-17
Waste from Isolation Wards II-17
Others II-17
OSHA - Ensuring Worker Safety II-17
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard II-18
Department of Transport - Ensuring Safe Transport of RMW II-19
Hazmat Employees II-19
Hazmat Employee Training II-19
Storage II-20
Packaging Requirements II-20
Documentation II-20
US Postal Service II-20
What can be Mailed? II-21
Prohibited Materials II-21
Packaging Requirements II-21
Center for Disease Control II-22
Guidelines for the Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste II-22
Medical Wastes from Private Homes II-22
Radioactive Waste II-23
Other Hazardous Waste II-23
New Technologies in Medical Waste Management II-23
Steam Sterilization/Sanitation II-23
Working Mechanism II-24
Drawbacks II-24
Superheated Steam II-24
Hydroclaving II-24
Rotoclave II-25
Dryheat Treatment II-25
Microwave Treatment II-25
Chemical Treatment II-26
Waste Mineralization/Stabilization II-26
Sterilization with Mineralization II-26
Burying of Sanitary Wastes II-26
Public Sewerage System II-27
Decontamination II-27
Liquid Medical Waste Disposal II-27
Strategic Corporate Developments II-28
Stericycle Acquires Healthcare Waste Solutions II-28
WM Healthcare Snaps Up Medical Waste Processing Facility in
Phoenix II-28
Waste Management Takes Over Certain Assets of MedServe II-28
BioMedical Technology Deploys Biomedical Waste Treatment System II-29
Clean Harbors Rolls Out Pharmaceutical Waste Management System II-29
Trinova Medical Waste Solutions Introduces TrinovaMed Monarch
Green Machine II-29
Stericycle Acquires MedServe II-30
WM Healthcare Solutions Snaps Up Mountain High Medical
Disposal Services II-30
Sharps Compliance Receives Contract from General Services
Administration II-30
Aduromed Industries Changes Name to MedClean Technologies II-30
WM Healthcare Solutions Purchases Assets of Spectrum
Environmental Solutions II-31
Premier Purchasing Partners Awards Agreements to Stryker and
DeRoyal Industries II-31
Advanced Disposal Services Acquires Jacksonville Operations
of Waste Services . II-31
Waste Industries USA Acquires American Disposal Services II-31
Sharps Compliance Acquires Texas-Based Leased Disposal
Facility . II-31
MPRI Announces Expansion into Waste Management Market with
National Training Campaign II-32
Premier Renews Agreement with Ascent II-33
ZappaTec Introduces Zaploc Absorbent II-33
Stericycle Takes Over Commodore Medical Services II-34
Franklin Square Hospital Center Acquires Aduromed’s MC4 System II-34
Aramark Buys Aduromed’s Medclean System II-34
Enserv West Acquires InEnTec’s Medical Waste Business II-34
Enserv Acquires Agility Bioservices II-35
Stericycle Acquires Medical Waste Management II-35
EnergySolutions Acquires NUKEM II-35
Veolia Environmental Services Acquires Otis and Sons II-35
IESI Corp Acquires Winters Bros Waste Systems II-35
Waste Connections Acquires Certain Southeast Operations of
Waste Management II-36
Aduromed to Deliver MedClean® Series System to Monaco II-36
General Devices Announces Name Change II-36
XMED Disposal Unveils XMED MAIL SYSTEM II-36
MedServe Takes Over Three Companies of Medical Waste Industry II-37
General Devices Acquires Aduromed II-37
Avista’s Investment in MedServe II-37
MedServe Takes Over Envirosolve II-38
MedSolutions Acquires SteriLogic Waste Systems II-38
Pure Earth Takes Over Terrasyn Group II-38
Sanitec Acquires North State Specialty Waste II-38
Sharps Compliance Signs Distribution Agreement with Attentus II-38
Caprius Signs Distribution Agreement with Renal Dynamics II-38
Stericycle Acquires STGL II-39
ForeverGreen Selects Premier Medical as Feedstock Supply Partner II-39
Bioservices Develops Highly Advanced Technology for Medical
Waste Treatment II-39
Stericycle Acquires Medical Systems II-39
Medserve Takes Over Engineered Recovery Systems II-39
Sanitec Acquires SafeWaste II-39
Select Players II-40
BioSAFE Engineering, LLC II-40
Bondtech Corporation II-40
Gamma Waste Systems II-40
Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems, Inc II-40
MCM Environmental Technologies, Inc. II-41
MedClean Technologies, Inc. II-41
San-I-Pak Pacific, Inc. II-41
Stericycle, Inc II-41
MedServe, Inc. II-42
Tempico, Inc II-42
The Mark-Costello Co. II-43
Market Analytics II-44
Table 1: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Waste Management by Product/Service Segment -
Management and Disposal Services, Collection Equipment, Liquid
Medical Waste Management, and Treatment and Processing Supplies
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for the Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 2: US Historic Review for Medical Waste Management by
Product/Service Segment- Management and Disposal Services,
Collection Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and
Treatment and Processing Supplies Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 3: US 15-Year Perspective for Medical Waste Management
by Product/Service Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Management and Disposal Services, Collection
Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and Treatment and
Processing Supplies for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46


2a. CANADA II-47
A Sneak into the Medical Waste Disposal Treatment and
Equipment Market II-47
Leading Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) II-47
Facts about the Canadian Medical Waste Management Industry II-48
Ontario- A Major Market for Medical Waste Management II-49
Strategic Corporate Developments II-49
EWI Installs and Commissions a Batch Processor at Abbott II-49
Syngas to Acquire Beiseker’s Facility II-50
Select Players II-50
Environmental Waste International, Inc II-50
Hydroclave Systems Corp. II-50

2b. EUROPE II-51
Stress on Waste Minimization II-51
Ireland Opts for Non-Incineration Technology II-51
Strategic Corporate Developments II-51
GW Butler Acquires Medical Waste Solutions II-51
Kualiti Alam to Develop Own Incinerator II-52
Sterile Technologies Group (Ireland) - A Major Player II-52

Overview II-53
Lack of Resources and Trained Staff Impede Proper Disposal II-53
Incineration - Most Preferred Method for Waste Disposal in
Southeast Asian Countries II-53
Medical Waste Management in China II-53
Regulatory Environment II-54
Medical Waste Management in India II-54
Regulatory Environment II-55
A Step Towards Pyrolysis II-55
Medical Waste Management in Korea II-55
Medical Waste Management in Taiwan II-56
Market Overview II-56
Regulatory Environment II-56
USA Vs. Taiwanese Medical Waste Management II-57
Medical Waste Management in Vietnam II-57
Strategic Corporate Developments II-57
daifuWaste Acquires Majority Stake in Rotoblock II-57
UNIDO to Start Medical Waste Disposal Project in India II-57
Dalian Dongtai Industrial and Hunan Luyi Industrial
Development Ink Agreement II-58
Dong Thap Approves Construction of Medical Solid Waste and
Wastewater Treatment Systems II-58
Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reforms to Set Up
Liquid Bio- Medical Waste Treatment Plants II-58
Pantai Hospital Group to Expand Business II-58
SCB Hospital Completes Installation of Waste Treatment Unit II-59
Stericorp Acquires Remaining Interest in DSA II-59
Lehmamn Brothers to Acquire a Minor Share in Ramky II-60
Globetech Environmental and MediVac Ink Joint Venture Agreement II-60
United Engineers Signs a Deal with WB Unit II-60
Lo's Enviro-Pro and Tsinghua Daring ink Joint Venture Deal II-61
Furukawa and Toho Zinc Establish Joint Venture Company II-61

Medical Waste Management in Jamaica II-62
Medical Waste Management in Saudi Arabia II-62
Medical Waste Management in South Africa II-63
Medical Waste Management in Tanzania II-63
Management of Infectious Waste II-63
Medical Waste Vs. Municipal Waste II-64
Incineration II-64
Strategic Corporate Developments II-65
Bio-Waste Management to Establish Bio-Medical Waste Plant II-65
Sharjah Environment and Green Planet Ink Agreement II-65
International Power Inks MOU and Cooperation Protocol
Agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt II-65
Aqua Clean Unveils Medical Waste Treatment Center II-66


Total Companies Profiled: 55 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 58)

Region/Country Players
The United States 46
Canada 5
Japan 2
Europe 3
The United Kingdom 1
Rest of Europe 2
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2

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