APHIS/Product Destruction

Protecting the health of your patients, customers, and the environment is essential to your business, which is why it’s essential to Waste Management. The key to the health of our environment is ensuring that fruits, vegetables, meats, animals, animal products, plants, soil, seeds, and other plant-based materials entering the United States are free from agricultural pests and diseases.

We understand that healthy communities depend on the safe handling of these APHIS materials. APHIS waste is waste that was on board, generated on board, or removed by any means of transportation during international movement, including:

  • Food scraps, table refuse, gallery refuse, food wrappers, or packaging materials.
  • International aircraft passenger or crew food waste.
  • Meals prepared but not consumed.
  • Fruits, vegetables, and meats.

As North America’s leading environmental solutions company, Waste Management maintains the necessary APHIS, USDA, CBP, port permits, and authority to transport, treat, and dispose of APHIS, international waste, regulated garbage, and rejected cargo from all ports in Southern California safely and responsibly. At Waste Management, you can trust us to:

  • Use USDA/CBP-approved shipping containers and use disinfectants that meet all regulations.
  • Have a full staff that is well-trained on how to handle, collect, transport, and treat APHIS waste.
  • Sterilize waste according to USDA requirements (212℉ for 30 minutes) and use an approved disposal method.
  • Calibrate our processing equipment according to USDA requirements and inspected by CBP.
  • Process all regulated medical and autoclaved waste received at our Vernon Medical Waste Processing Facility immediately (within 72 hours). We provide CODs to customers and regulatory agencies.

To learn more about our product destruction, APHIS, or international waste services, or to request a quote, contact us, call us at 888-906-8176, or email us at wmhealthcaresolutions@wm.com.

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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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