Beverly Hanstrom

CEO and Owner - Colorado Medical Waste, Inc.

About Me

Hello. My name is Beverly Hanstrom. I am the CEO and owner of Colorado Medical Waste, Inc. CMW has been serving Colorado's Front Range from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs since 1992. In March, 2014, we introduced ozone processing to Colorado with the opening of our sustainable facility in Aurora, CO. We turn medical waste into confetti! Our ozone processor reduces the volume of medical waste by 90% with ZERO emissions!. Efficacy tests prove ozone is 100x's more effective than autoclave steam technology killing infectious pathogens, viruses and bacteria and is an eco- friendly alternative to toxic incineration. Both are antiquated processes that pose a serious threat to public health and the environment and are heavy consumers of gas and water. Our automated process uses electricity, the natural oxidizing power of ozone (which is created from and reverts back to simple oxygen) and an industrial shredder. The shredded, sterile, unrecognizable and non retrievable residual eliminates HIPAA liability and eliminates environmental contamination. We bring medical waste management into the 21st century and are setting the standard to reduce the carbon footprint of healthcare. I look to the NAPW community for collaboration to educate and bring awareness to a safer and sustainable disposal method. I ask for your help to be "champions for change" and environmental stewards because out of sight is no longer out of mind. The effects of age old processes and technologies will be a challenge for future generations to come. Practices of the past are no longer acceptable when a superior sustainable disposal method is readily available. If within your realm of expertise you possess the ability to support and join our efforts, please contact me at (303) 794-5716 or by email Thank you.

We lead the industry in sustainable medical waste management. Our recognition and awards are unprecedented and are listed below:

Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau - Gold Star Service Award 2008-2016
Aurora Chamber of Commerce - Women in Business Making a Difference
City of Aurora - Environmental Sustainability Award
NAPW - VIP Woman of the Year Circle
Small Business Majority - 1 of 100 Selected for National Leadership Summit
Small Business Majority - Sustainability Award, White House - Washington DC
U.S. Small Business Administration - Emerging Leaders Initiative, Graduate
National Stewardship Action Council - Elected to the Board
Colorado Companies to Watch - 1 of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch Winners
Denver Business Journal - 1 of 10 Outstanding Women In Business
Bizwomen - 1 of 100 National Women to Watch
Ernest & Young - Nominee, Entrepreneur of the Year (4 State Region)

Watch our video to see how medical waste is managed in Colorado and across the U.S along with our Sustainability Award Video presented by the City of Aurora. A picture is worth a thousand words!

I am currently a member of PRACTICE Greenhealth; Conservation Colorado, Colorado Association for Recycling, Sierra Club, Colorado, Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau, NAHMMA, and the ASPCA.

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