Medical Device Recycling

As new technology is adopted and medical devices are cycled out of use, it’s an essential part of the product life cycle to recycle them to retain any raw materials that could be used for creating new medical devices. The need to recycle old and outdated medical devices is quickly growing as medical technology advances faster than ever before, leaving hospitals and manufacturers in a lurch as they must decide what to do with devices.

Medical Device Recycling and Data Sanitization

Ensuring Compliance and Security for Sensitive Medical Equipment

Many medical devices contain critical information and data regarding patients’ health and may contain hazardous materials that must be sanitized from the device before being recycled. No matter what the logistical requirements, medical manufacturers, laboratories, and medical facilities are faced with regulations that require documentation on how these devices were recycled or destroyed.

With EWASTE+, detailed reporting is available for medical equipment recycling, customizable to the business’ needs as a medical facility.

Reliable Medical Device Recycling 

EWASTE+ offers secure and discreet medical device recycling with proper certifications and handling technology. We offer on-site and off-site services, with certified transportation for pick-ups on a regular schedule, or as a one-off service. Electronic recycling services include hard drive destruction and data wiping technology that securely removes all sensitive data before processing the equipment.

Eliminate waste and ensure your company remains compliant with all destruction policies today by calling EWASTE+, your partner in medical device recycling throughout the region.

Uncompromising Data Security 

One of the many challenges faced in recycling equipment, particularly in the medical sector, is in devices that could be recycled and broken down but contain sensitive patient data or information. By law, this data must be handled securely and safely, which puts the facility at risk of liability if the equipment were to be improperly handled or destroyed, resulting in data leaks or breaches.

At EWASTE+, data security is at the forefront of our medical device recycling process, and we ensure any data-containing materials are securely wiped or destroyed prior to recycling to ensure there is no accidental access, and all materials are verified for your records.

Medical Device Recycling FAQ

Navigating the Recycling of Various Medical Devices

What Kind of Medical Devices Can be Recycled?

Most medical devices can be recycled, no matter how big or small they are, or if they contain hazardous materials from use. Recycling is an essential component of any medical facility, allowing them to ensure value recovery and proper disposal with help from a certified team.

The types of medical devices that can be recycled includes:

  • Endoscopy equipment
  • CT equipment and scanners
  • MRI scanners and equipment
  • Respiration monitors and devices
  • Physical therapy devices
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Defibrillators
  • Ultrasound equipment

Are There Risks to Not Recycling Medical Devices?

Yes, failure to recycle medical devices can have significant environmental and health risks, which puts liability on your company for penalties. Many of the resources that medical equipment is made from are a finite resource, and it’s essential to recycle these materials for sterilization and re-use where possible to avoid future problems in the manufacturing and supply chain of products.

Failure to dispose of these devices properly can result in fines or penalties related to environmental impact or public health and safety risks.

What Materials Are Retrieved from Medical Devices?

There are a range of raw materials retrieved from medical devices when they are properly disposed of and recycled. Often, these materials include polymers, stainless steel, aluminum, rubber, and glass. Not all medical devices will contain these materials, and it’s important to ensure that the recycling facility is certified to handle medical devices, such as the recycling partners at EWASTE+. Determining that the recycling facility is properly licensed and certified ensures that they can effectively extract these materials and de-manufacture them to their component parts again in an environmentally responsible way.

Choose EWASTE+ for Secure and Convenient Medical Device Recycling

EWASTE+ is your partner in medical device recycling, providing on-site data destruction services and convenient pick-up of devices. We are happy to provide documentation throughout the process to protect your facility from undue liability, and our transport vehicles are manned by certified and background-checked operators at all times, with video destruction or recycling certificates available once all equipment has been verified at our facility or on-site.

It’s our pleasure to provide these services to hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities across the Northeastern US. Contact us today to learn more about our process or determine whether our services are the right fit for your facility.