How much does medical waste disposal cost?


A common question medical professionals often wonder is “Are we being overcharged for our medical waste disposal?”

Well, as it turns out, we have the answer!

At Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, we are the medical waste disposal experts.

There are many complex factors that play into appropriate and fair medical waste disposal pricing. These factors include location of the waste to be disposed, volume of the waste to be disposed, the customer’s needed disposal frequency, and what OSHA and compliance training services are needed.

Let’s take a closer look at each factor, and discuss how they can affect the price quotes you receive when searching for the right medical waste disposal provider.


Each state sets, and maintains its own regulations for how long medical and pharmaceutical offices can store infectious waste on site. As such, where your facility is located will have bearing on the next factor: frequency of pick up. Certain states require that waste must be picked up as often as monthly, no matter if your container is full at the time, and so this will affect your medical waste disposal pricing.

Likewise, the logistics of your location could impact pricing standards. Say your medical office resides on the campus of a hospital; it will likely be more cost efficient for the medical waste truck driver to double, or triple up on his collection trips, than it would be for him to make a special trip, 10 or 15 miles from the nearest similar facility, to your office. Makes sense, right? Right.

Volume & Frequency

Is your medical waste disposal provider visiting your office twice a month, even though your containers are often only a quarter or half full? Chances are, you’re getting charged for service you don’t need. Consider state regulations as discussed above, and ensure you’re getting the most out of what you pay for.

Type of Medical Waste

Regular medical waste and sharps are treated, and disposed of differently than pharmaceutical waste; does your facility use both? Additionally, some wastes like trace chemotherapy cannot be autoclaved and need to be disposed of in a different way at a different facility. This facility may be farther away and require more gas and time to transport.


Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services offers OSHA compliance training to its customers, which is incredibly beneficial for any and every medical office and its staff, but will add to the total cost of services.

So, what is the average cost of medical waste disposal services?

Medical waste costs depend on a lot of variables, and the services offered at Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services are just flexible enough to fit your specific needs, so the best answer is: Call us! Call us today for an evaluation and a free quote.