Medical Waste Transporters
California adopted statutes affecting medical waste transporters in October 1993. Section 118029 of the Health and Safety Code requires all medical waste transporters doing business in California to report information regarding business ownership, location, vehicles, and clients to CDPH's Medical Waste Management Program (MWMP). Only medical waste transporters listed with CDPH are allowed to transport medical waste. All medical waste transporters must carry paperwork issued by CDPH in each vehicle while transporting medical waste.
CDPH is required to collect specific information on all medical waste generators serviced by each transporter. Quarterly reports on generators are required within 10 days of the close of the calendar quarters ending March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. This information must be supplied by the transporter in an electronic format (computer-generated) as specified in the Data Submission Protocol.
A current hazardous waste transporter I.D. number is required to transport medical waste in California. If your company does not currently have such a registration, contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control at (916) 255-4368.
See CDPH's list of current medical waste transporters (PDF).