PRESS RELEASE: WS Provides COVID-19 Vaccination Event at the Greenbelt Metro in Greenbelt, MD

John Nicklin Apr 05 2021 2 min read

Regulated, Waste, FEMA, Covid-19, Greenbelt, MD

WasteStrategies Again Selected to Provide Collection Containers & Removal/Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste at Another Walk-Through Community Vaccination Center (CVC). This Time at the Greenbelt Metro in Greenbelt, MD.

Annapolis, MD – April 2, 2021. FEMA has again selected Maryland based waste management and disposal company WasteStrategies to support large scale COVID-19 vaccination efforts. WasteStrategies will provide medical waste collection and biohazard waste removal/disposal at a walk-through Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Greenbelt Metro in Greenbelt, MD., beginning April 6, 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. They will also handle removal and transportation of the resulting biohazardous waste for proper disposal.

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.

This is the third time WasteStrategies has been selected by FEMA to assist in mass COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. “Proper handling and collection of bio-waste material is critical to the safety of everyone at the event site, while proper removal and disposal ensures hazardous material does not pose a risk in the future,” said Nicklin.

Officials estimate the event will provide the vaccine to up to 3,000 people per day for 56 days. The event is expected to generate 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.

WasteStrategies and John Nicklin can be reached at 202.302.8370.