Universal Waste Management in Cedar Rapids, IA
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
LB Medwaste delivers the solution to what is likely the single greatest risk of mercury exposure in the work place. Many places use fluorescent bulbs because they convert electricity into illumination three to five times as efficiently as incandescent lights, so they use less energy and the lamp life is longer. Unfortunately, these same bulbs present an occupational hazard since they contain ingredients such as: fluorine, neon, lead powder and the toxic heavy metal Mercury. Humans and animals can be hurt from Mercury found in drinking water, landfills can be poisoned, and toxic fumes are put in the air we breathe. This has led Wisconsin to outlaw regular trash disposal of fluorescent bulbs because it is very likely that the bulbs will be broken during handling.
LB Medwaste Services safely and securely helps facilities dispose of dental amalgam that is a potential health hazard. Amalgam waste is generated by a dentist when he or she fills cavities, restores teeth, or pulls a filled tooth. This composite is typically one half mercury and the other half consists of silver, tin and copper. Small amounts of zinc, indium, palladium or cadmium may also be included. Storing amalgam waste in a closed container for recycling is the recommended method of management. LB Medwaste provides a tracking device and certificate of destruction for your facility to keep your work place safe.
LB Medwaste has comprehensive services specifically designed to make your battery disposal simple and convenient, while helping your business protect the environment. We collect all battery types, from lead, to alkaline, button, and rechargeable.
LB maintains all applicable state and federal certifications, a professional-level of environmental expertise, and the experience needed to remain compliant with all applicable environmental laws.
Medical and Electronic Equipment and Devices
Work with LB Medwaste to assure secure product destruction of your outdated or nonfunctioning equipment. With our metals and electronic recycling capabilities, equipment is processed via demanufacturing and/or shredding to maximize raw material extraction.
We will arrange pick up, keep records of devices, tracking, and destruction procedures.