California Medical Waste Disposal Made Easy

From large hospitals and surgical centers to small dentist and veterinarian offices to tattoo parlors and more, medical waste can come from anywhere. And if you want to make sure your facility or business stays compliant with your medical waste disposal, you need a partner you can trust.

Waste Management makes it easy to safely, securely, and efficiently dispose of all your medical waste. We provide medical waste removal and disposal services to businesses and facilities throughout California. When you need medical waste management, we’re here for you.

What is medical waste?

Medical waste is a broad term used to describe pretty much any item that comes into contact with bodily fluids. More specifically, medical waste is any waste generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of a human or animal. These materials are subject to local, state and federal regulations and cannot be disposed of in the regular trash as they can be dangerous to humans and the environment.

Some common types of medical waste include:

  • Pourable, liquid blood or OPIM (Otherwise Potentially Infectious Material)
  • Blood saturated items
  • Items with caked dry blood that can flake and/or be reconstituted with liquid
  • Sharps with or without needles that have come into contact with blood or OPIM (syringes without needles routinely placed in sharps containers for consistency and to reduce concern at landfills).
  • Leftover or residual medication
  • Tissue, organs, limbs, animals used in testing
  • Trace chemo

How is medical waste disposed?

Waste Management will come to your location and pick up your medical waste containers, sharps containers, and more, and transfer them to our LEED® Certified Medical Waste Processing Facility in Vernon, California. Our facility handles your biohazardous medical waste requiring autoclave treatment. Medical waste requiring incineration or high heat treatment will be processed at a cutting-edge facility that offers safe and compliant treatment options to meet your sustainability goals.

California has very strict laws regarding the disposing of hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste. Waste Management is on top of the latest changes and updates to ensure that you, and your facility, remain compliant, so that you never have to worry about your medical waste disposal.


Ready to learn more about our services? Contact us, call 888-906-8176, or email us at, and we’ll be happy to tell you more.

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To find out how we can help you safely dispose of your medical and hazardous waste, further your goals of sustainability, streamline operations to minimize waste and reduce costs, contact us today.

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