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Published on November 15, 2016. Last modified on November 15, 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 Please Contact Monterey County Health Department at (831) 755-4505
Medical Waste Transporter list List of medical waste hauling companies who can pick up medical waste for disposal.

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