National Institute of Health Remains Committed To Sustainable Medical Waste-To-Energy Technology

[1/15/2014] The National Institute of Health will utilize Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services through 2018

BALTIMORE, MD, January 15, 2014 –The National Institute of Health (“NIH”), the nation’s largest biomedical research institution, will utilize Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services ( for the next 5 years through 2018, for all of NIH’s medical waste transportation and processing services. Curtis Bay was selected based on its environmentally sustainable and reliable medical waste management services, along with its proven commitment to exceptional customer service. The service contract includes all generated pathological, chemotherapeutic, and regulated medical waste at the NIH research campus located in Bethesda, Maryland.


“Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services has made significant strides to become the region’s leading sustainable healthcare waste service provider,” said Charlie Leonard, President of Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services. He added, “We are proud to have maintained the confidence of NIH in such a crucial service role. Not only do we continue to renew our major contracts on a long term basis, but we have grown significantly over the past year by securing contracts from other leading healthcare institutions.”


“Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services is honored to service such a prestigious institution like the National Institute of Health,” said Steve Groenke, Chief Executive Officer of Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services. “Our organization remains committed to providing our customers with proven and sustainable medical waste services, while demonstrating the utmost concern for safety and regulatory compliance.”


National Institute of Health is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical health-related research. It comprises 27 separate institutes, centers, and offices. The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. NIH works toward that mission by conducting research in its own laboratories, supporting the research of non-federal scientists, helping in the training of research investigators, and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information.



Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services offers hospitals and leading institutions with the safest, most effective method of healthcare waste management. Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services remains committed to reducing waste volumes, supporting regulatory compliance, and utilizing ‘Green’ medical waste processing technologies, including ‘renewable’ waste-to-energy technology, that provides the best environmental solution when coupled with responsible management. Visit for additional information.


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