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Medical Waste Transporters

California adopted statutes into the CA Health and Safety Code (HSC) affecting medical waste transporters in October 1993. Only medical waste transporters listed with CDPH are allowed to transport medical waste. See C​DPH’s list​ ​of curr​e​nt ​​medic​al waste transporters (PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

All medical waste transporters must carry paperwork issued by CDPH in each vehicle while transporting medical waste. To ensure you submit the necessary information please review C​DPH 8660 - Medical Waste Transporter Checklist (PDF).​


HSC Section 118025 requires that all medical waste shall be hauled by a registered hazardous waste hauler.

A current hazardous waste transporter I.D. 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 (DTSC) at (800) 618-6942 or submit your inquiries to

Once your company has a DTSC registration, please attach it to Form CDPH 8668 along with the other requested documents. The DTSC registration and Form CDPH 8668 need to be renewed on an annual basis.

HSC Section 118000(a) mandates that medical waste shall only be transported to a permitted medical waste transfer station or permitted medical waste treatment facility. A list of permitted facilities can be found on the medical waste transfer station and treatment facility page.

Information Requirements

HSC Section 118029 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).

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. 

Medical Waste Management Program

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