San Diego Medical Waste Disposal

Hospitals, veterinarians, dentists, and more need help from regulated medical waste disposal companies to comply with disposal laws. Laws are typically enforced at the state and local levels, so locally based medical waste disposal companies keep an outstanding handle on local laws to ensure your disposal is processed correctly every time.

Regulated medical waste is produced by a variety of medically related industries. Regulated medical waste is a general term, encompassing a vast array of items. Here are some examples of materials commonly categorized as regulated waste:

  • Disposable suture sets
  • Staples and wires (cardio-catheter wires)
  • Biopsy forceps
  • Broken glass
  • Glass pipettes, slides, and tubes
  • Items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
  • Surgical specimens
  • Dialyzers and tubing
  • Blood spill cleanup material
  • Needles and syringes
  • Scalpel blades and lancets
  • Containers, catheters, or tubes containing blood, blood products or OPIM
  • Microbiology specimens, used culture plates, tubes, bottles, and devices

Regulated waste items can be categorized into six different main types:

Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding – Animals that have been intentionally exposed to pathogens during research, biologicals testing, or in vivo pharmaceuticals testing produce waste that qualifies as regulated.

Contaminated Sharps – Items that can induce subdermal inoculation of infectious agents through pricking or penetrating the skin. These items are contaminated during a medical procedure (on humans or animals) or during research.

Isolation Waste – Items that have potentially been contaminated with a highly communicable disease. These materials come from humans or animals that have been isolated to prevent the spread of their infection.

Pathological Waste – Biological waste such as human body parts, organs, anatomical wastes, and tissues.

Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents – Microbiological waste that is usually generated from clinical or research laboratory procedures that involved communicable infectious agents.

Human Blood and Blood Products – Blood, including serum and plasma, and body fluids that are contaminated with blood. This included bodily fluids where it is difficult to determine whether the fluid has been contaminated with blood.

Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in San Diego

Medical Waste Pros San Diego has a network of qualified waste disposal service providers across Southern California who specialize in regulated waste disposal. We can get you free quotes on a variety of service options. Here’s how it works:

  1. Fill out the form on the right or call us at (619) 894-8758. We will gather information about the services you are interested in.
  2. Our local contractors will write up customized quotes for free based on the services you need.
  3. You look over several quoted options and choose the one that’s a best fit for your business and budget needs.

Get Free, No Hassle Quotes on Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Today

Improper disposal of regulated medical waste has severe consequences. Your company can get fined, and your employees and patients can get hurt. Rather than take a chance, partner with a reputable local service provider to help strengthen your compliance efforts and keep your office safe.

Our providers offer flexible service options. If you are looking for mailback kit services, pickup services, or a one-time clean-out, our professionals can help. To get started just give us a call at (619) 894-8758 or fill out the form on the right. We will get you free quotes on services from reliable service providers across the San Diego area.