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 CDPH's list of current medical waste transporters (PDF).
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 CDPH 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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