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COUNTY OF MONTEREY

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Nationally Accredited for Providing Quality Health Services

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News

  •   CANCELLED - EOC Meeting - June 13, 2018 at 1:30PM

    4/30/2018 1:00:00 PM

  • America’s Teenagers Are Quickly Becoming the Next Generation of Smokers

    Emerging tobacco products are threatening decades of progress in public health. At the forefront is a relatively new and non-traditional electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), JUUL, which has become increasingly popular among youth and young adults and has quickly become the top-selling e-cigarette on the market.

    6/21/2018 12:47:00 PM

  • Avoid Heat Related Illness

    Hot weather is on the way. It is possible we will see inland locations with possible highs near 100°. As you and your family are out enjoying the warmer weather, the Monterey County Health Department would like to remind you that the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention.

    6/19/2018

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Medical Waste Management Program

Biohazard

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Friday 8AM to 5 PM

TELEPHONE

831-755-4505

FAX

831-796-8693 or
831-755-4880

 Local  Enforcement Agency

The Monterey County Health Department is the local enforcement agency responsible for administering the State’s Medical Waste Management Program in Monterey County. The program oversees registration requirements for small and large quantity medical water generators and conducts annual inspection of large quantity generators and facilities with onsite treatment.

Encouraging proper containment and disposal

The program also encourages, through public education and awareness, proper containment and disposal of home-generated sharps such as needles, lancets, and syringes. As home-generated sharps can pose a unique public health threat when improperly contained and disposed such as in a garbage container or recycle bin, the public is advised to use sharps containers for containment and approved locations for safe disposal. Please refer to the article Sharps/Medications Disposal.

 Register as a Medical Waste Generator

To apply to register as a Medical Waste Generator in Monterey County, please submit a completed registration application along with the appropriate fees to:

MONTEREY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
1270 Natividad Road, Room 301
Salinas, California 93906

Additional Resources

Document Description
MW Registration Form
Application form for a MW permit

Medical Waste Management Plan

Medical Waste Management Plan for facilities
Mail-Back list for Sharps List of medical waste hauling companies who can receive medical waste for disposal.
Medical Waste Transporter list List of medical waste hauling companies who can pick up medical waste for disposal.

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