The Impact of COVID-19 on the Demand for Medical Waste Management
Our owner, Matthew Cruz, was recently interviewed for an article in the March 11, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter.
Here is an excerpt of the article, referencing how the pandemic slightly increased the demand for medical waste management:
It’s the same story for smaller operators. Matthew Cruz, president of a family-owned waste management company in Tennessee called BioWaste, said lots of his health care customers closed their doors last year. Some have since recovered.
But testing at long-term care facilities generated lots of waste, and cleaning companies started asking for help with coronavirus-related jobs. Now county health departments need help getting rid of used syringes.
“It was kind of a wash at the end of the day,” Cruz told FreightWaves.