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Mail-Back Systems

By using an approved mail-back system, medical waste generators can dispose of their medical waste in an economical fashion. These systems offer mailers to assist in returning the medical waste to an appropriate medical waste treatment facility. Companies who offer such services must have the system approved by the California Department of Public Health prior to its use by any California medical waste generator.

The current list of approved containers is here (PDF) Opens in new window.

The current list of mail-back services authorized for use in California is here (PDF)Opens in new window.

A Medical Waste Mail-Back System application (PDF)Opens in new window.is available for those manufacturers or company’s wishing to register a mail-back system for use in California.

More information is available in the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 118029 and 118040 [Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA)].

Last modified on: 4/2/2014 10:15 AM