We care about your business needs and ensure that we are in compliance with applicable Federal and State of Washington regulations. Washington’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by individual counties. Find the links for the appropriate counties here. For King County Guidance, visit the King County site.
Medical Waste in Washington includes:
In King County, biomedical waste should be sorted and separated from other waste at the point of waste creation. It must be must be treated or delivered to a biomedical waste storage/treatment operator within 14 days, unless otherwise approved by the health officer.
It cannot be compacted or placed into the regular garbage before it is decontaminated. Trash chutes must not be used to transfer biomedical waste. Strong leak-proof plastic bags or rigid, plastic, single-use,or approved multiple-use marked containers may be used.
In King County, sharps waste must be disposed of or be transported to a storage treatment facility within 90 days starting from the time the sharps container is sealed.
They must be contained in leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant, break-resistant containers which are labeled and tightly lidded during storage, handling, and transport
The container holding the biomedical waste should be labeled with the international biohazard symbol, and the words "Biomedical Waste" (or words that clearly denote biomedical waste).