WasteStrategies to Provide Collection Containers & Removal/Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste at the Type II COVID-19 fixed walk-through Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, VA.
Norfolk, VA – March 29, 2021. Maryland based WasteStrategies was again tapped by FEMA to provide medical waste containers for the safe collection of needles and other biohazard waste produced by the walk-through Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, VA beginning March 29, 2021 and lasting fifty-six (56) days.
WasteStrategies will use its dedicated Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) resources to
provide training in safe handling and disposal of all medical waste during the event. They will
provide sharps containers and biohazard boxes and bags used for collection. Waste Strategies
will also handle removal and transportation of the resulting biohazardous waste for proper
John Nicklin, founder and principal owner of WasteStrategies has more than 20 years of waste
management experience. In addition to food waste, industrial waste, municipal solid waste,
recyclable materials, WasteStrategies is a leader in management of regulated waste including
hazardous waste, DEA controlled waste, regulated medical waste, pharmaceutical waste,
universal waste and e-waste.
Officials estimate the event will provide the vaccine to up to 3,000 people per day for 56 days. The event is expected to generates a large amount of biohazardous material for disposal. Needles syringes, bags, swabs and basically anything touched or exposed closely to bodily fluids and medical substances are all regulated for proper handling and disposal
“Our expertise in waste management is a critical to the fight against the COVID-19 virus and we’re glad to do our part.”
This is the second time WasteStrategies has been selected by FEMA to assist in mass COVID-19 vaccination efforts. “We proved our capabilities during the event at Dover Speedway last month. The scope of work is fundamentally the same, just for a much longer sustained period. said Nicklin. “Our expertise in waste management is a critical to the fight against the COVID-19 virus and we’re glad to do our part.”
WasteStrategies and John Nicklin can be reached at 202.302.8370.