Medical Centers: Recycling Paper, X-Rays & eWaste
Health care businesses vary widely in terms of services, size, and clientele, but they all share a need for handling diverse waste streams.
Recycling is a special challenge for medical facilities, as materials like paper records, X-Rays, and electronic waste all contain personal information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Protec Recycling makes it easy for Medical Centers, Clinics, Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices, Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Centers, Chiropractors, and Dentists to recycle their electronics, outdated paper records, and old X-Rays with one convenient service.
For facilities within our Alabama service area, we even provide on-site services to help you with these recycling needs.
Protec Recycling was founded on a “no landfill” promise and is a NAID AAA certified recycling service, meaning we offer the highest level of protection for personal information during the recycling process, ensuring all personally identifiable information (PII) is properly destroyed.
Paper documents may contain confidential or sensitive information that requires shredding before recycling. Shredded paper is typically not accepted in single stream recycling, however this material should not be disposed of in the trash.
That’s where Protec Recycling can help. We will shred all your documents on-site in our mobile shredding truck. No job is too big or too small. From one box to hundreds of boxes, we’ll make sure your outdated paper records are shredded quickly and efficiently.
Sorting or removing paper clips or binding is not necessary. Our mobile shredder can handle all types of documents, folders, and paper.
Recycling X-Ray Films
At Protec Recycling, we provide experienced and comprehensive X-Ray recycling, addressing both the toxic material aspect and the personal privacy concerns with regard to these ubiquitous medical records. We keep your patients’ personal health information private.
We recycle all kinds of X-Rays, such as medical X-Rays, MRI, Dental, vets, NDT film, industrial film, lithographic and most kinds of other radiology photography. Here’s how it works:
- Storage – Protec will provide bins to store x-ray film until they are ready for pickup.
- Logistics– Protec will pick up your old x-ray film and transport to our facility.
- Recycle– X-Ray film is fully destroyed and recycled back into the commodity stream.
- Certify– Protec will issue a Certificate of Destruction, ensuring your company’s compliance with HIPAA laws.
Protec has earned NAID AAA Certification to verify your data destruction is safe and secure. Our services are employee screened, compliant with government standards, and we use the most qualified destruction equipment in the industry.
Protec Recycling provides a full-service e-waste recycling facility.
We assure our clients that old electronics are responsibly recycled without ending up in a landfill. We repurpose electronics or break down and separate all materials into a single source so they can be properly recycled and re-used. Our processes ensure that old electronics do not end up as a contaminant in landfills or as scrap, where they could harm both the environment and human health.
As with paper and X-Ray recycle streams, personal information for electronics is certified destroyed, often via hard-drive shredding.
Schedule One-Time or Ongoing Services
From one-time recycling services to regularly scheduled service, Protec Recycling helps you regularly (and properly) recycle paper, X-rays, and eWaste. To schedule a pickup, call our office at 205-549-2120 or visit our Contact Us page today.