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Amalgam & Medical Waste Disposal Project

Customer Industry: Dentistry


The Problem: Customer Needed Flexible Medical Waste Disposal Pickups

A dental office in Portland, Oregon didn’t want to commit to an expensive long-term contract and pay for a biohazardous-waste collection program they didn’t really need. They simply wanted a company that could collect their toxic and bio-hazardous wastes quickly and on an as needed basis.


Our Solution:

Expert Guidance from a Team that Stays Current with Safety Standards and Regulations

Our team advised the customer on when they should call us to have their toxic and/or biohazardous waste removed. We educated them according to the EPA’s new rule on amalgam waste disposal and the myriad of other environmental and safety regulations regarding hazardous waste disposal, which can differ between states. We also advised them on some best practices to manage their waste safely and efficiently such as not inadvertently mixing hazardous and medical wastes, a common mistake we see in medical facilities.

We provide all the required disposal forms and schedule pickups that don’t interfere with their patient appointments or cause disruption to their regular business activities. As is standard with our turnkey services, we provide the creation of all required shipping documents, placards and labels for transport.

Our WasteXpress team has also helped this same customer, and several others, with the disposal of X-Ray equipment, their related chemicals and lead aprons.


The Results:

After walking this customer through our process and providing them with a quote for our services they choose to do business with us, and we scheduled their first pick-up.


Your Medical Waste Disposal Experts

In Washington and Oregon WasteXpress can take all your hazardous, mercury and toxic wastes. In Oregon, we can take all these wastes plus your bio-hazardous medical waste as well. We make it an easy and painless process. You simply call when you need us, and we will show up with everything you need from the shipping documents to the appropriate containers.


Hazardous wastes we regularly pick up for this service type include:

  • Amalgam
  • Acids
  • Bases
  • Solvents
  • Compressed gas
  • Oxygen pressure cylinders
  • Biohazardous/biomedical waste
  • Medical waste
  • Needles and sharps
  • Gloves and debris with blood/bodily fluids
  • Samples
  • Human samples
  • Animal samples
  • Specimens in Formaldehyde
  • Reactive waste


On Call, Flexible Services

We service a multitude of customers, managing a wide array of waste types and volumes on a daily, weekly, monthly or one-time basis. Whether it’s a time, space or regulatory constraint our turnkey services can help.


Your One Stop Shop for all your Hazardous Waste Disposal Needs

Another bonus of working with WasteXpress for managing your primary medical waste streams, is that we can also pickup your non-routine maintenance and universal wastes, such as:

  • paint
  • electronics
  • light tubes
  • batteries

From 5-gallon pails of non-regulated chemical wastes to tanker trucks of corrosive wastes, we effectively manage all your waste disposal needs.


Medical facilities that commonly use our services include those listed below:

  • Laboratories
  • Dentist’s offices
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Acupuncture offices
  • Veterinarians
  • Clinics


With over 30 years of experience, WasteXpress provides professional and compliant hazardous waste cleanup and disposal services across the Pacific Northwest. Request a quote today and find out how we can be your one stop shop for all your waste disposal needs.

Contact WasteXpress

11615 North Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203

5812 S Adams St # B, Tacoma, WA 98409