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Sacramento Medical Waste Disposal Solutions

Convenient, simple and compliant medical waste services in Sacramento.

916 384 0589 916 384 0589

Sacramento Areas Serviced

We offer biohazardous and medical waste disposal services throughout Sacramento, including:

San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Elk Grove, Roseville, Stockton & Folsom.

Services Offered Include

  • Waste Services
  • Compliance Solutions
  • Online Store

  • 30+
    Years Experience[1]
  • 1.8B
    lbs
    Medical Waste Properly Managed[2]
  • 85M
    lbs
    Pharmaceutical Waste Safely Disposed[2]
  • 56M
    lbs
    of plastic diverted from landfills[2]
  • 99.7%
    Percent On-Time Service[2]

Medical Waste Disposal Solutions Near San Francisco, San Jose, and More in Sacramento

When you choose Stericycle, you’re selecting a partner with the resources to stand by your healthcare practice when things are easy and when they’re hard. Our services are designed to offer you convenience and compliance, so you can get back to keeping your facility running smoothly.

We service facilities of all sizes throughout California and are in compliance with all State and Federal waste management regulations.

With over 30 years of experience, Stericycle provides essential services that help protect communities from harmful wastes, promote access to healthcare services, and lead to greater consumer safety and satisfaction.

Our suite of services includes:

  • Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal – specialized solutions to manage the collection, transportation, treatment, pickup and disposal of biohazardous waste streams for facilities of all sizes in your local area
  • OSHA and HIPAA Compliance Training – customized on-site and on-demand web-based training resources to help ensure facility and staff compliance
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions – integrated pharmaceutical and controlled substance waste disposal to protect communities and the environment with safe disposal of unused medication
  • Sharps Disposal Solutions – tailored full-service, self-service, and mail back sharps disposal solutions to match your needs and safely dispose of needles and syringes​

Servicing hundreds of facilities in Sacramento that generate biohazardous medical waste

  • Physician Offices
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Dental Offices
  • Nursing Homes
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Tattoo Parlors
  • Pharmacies
  • Laboratories
  • Funeral Homes
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California’s Medical Waste Requirements and Regulations

We care about your business needs and make sure that we are in compliance with Federal and State of California regulations.  California’s medical waste disposal regulations can be found in the Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA).

California's medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Public Health, Medical Waste Management Program. Complete details on state requirements can be found by contacting the California Department of Public Health.

 

Large quantity generators of medical waste and certain small quantity generators are required to register with either:

  • Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) (See CDPH website for list of counties with LEAs, or
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) (if there is no LEA, then Department acts as LEA)
 

A written Medical Waste Management Plan is required to be filed by certain generators with the relevant authority as listed above.

  • For Small Quantity Generators (SQG), see Chapter 4, Section 117935 of the MWMA
  • For Large Quantity Generators (LQG), see Chapter 5, Section 117960 of the MWMA
 
 

Containers are required to be labeled with the words “Biohazardous Waste” or with biohazard symbol and the word “BIOHAZARD” on the lid and sides so as to be visible from any lateral direction. Containers must be leak resistant, have tight fitting covers, and kept clean.

Secondary containers (or the outermost container with medical waste must be clearly labeled with appropriate symbols on the sides to be visible from any lateral direction.

 
 

The Interim Storage Area, prior to transfer of waste to Designated Accumulation Area, must be either locked or under direct supervision. It must be marked with the international biohazard symbol or signage described below and be legible from five feet away.

The Designated Accumulation Area must be secured and have bilingual warning signs legible from 25 feet that follow state requirements as detailed in the MWMA. These warning signs do not apply to the rooms in which medical waste is generated.
 
For generators of Biohazardous Waste (20 lbs or more per month):

  • 7 days max if kept above 32 Fahrenheit
  • 90 days max if kept at or below 32 Fahrenheit 

For generators of LESS than 20 lbs per month:

  • 30 days max if kept above 32 Fahrenheit

  • 90 days max if kept at or below 32 Fahrenheit

 

Emergency spill procedures and a list of emergency numbers updated annually are required.

Stericycle's network covers the entire state of California, which means that the company has the experience and resources to provide you with disposal of regulated medical waste in full compliance with the requirements of the Medical Waste Management Act.

A Leader of Regulated Waste Solutions

The information provided herein is an overview that contains selected highlights of the regulations. Be sure to refer to further information available at the website of your state’s regulatory authority for full details and requirements.
1) Founded in 1989. 2) Based on 2018 data.