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Medical Waste FAQs

Medical Waste FAQs

We’re under an agreement now and can’t get out of it for two more years. What options do I have?

As long as you commit to using EnviroMerica’s medical waste services after your existing contract expires, you’ll have access to the compliance portal immediately. 90 days prior to the expiration date of your contract, EnviroMerica will contact you and remind you that it’s time to write a letter of cancellation to your current vendor. EnviroMerica will begin their service as soon as the cancellation is completed and the current vendor has closed your account. We will ensure that there will be no gap of service for your medical waste pick-ups.

Are there any set-up requirements that we need to be aware of if we decide to work with EnviroMerica?

The only set up would be to drop off the appropriate number of medical waste containers to your facility which happens on the first day of pickup or sooner whichever you prefer. There is a small set-up fee of $35 to drop off your containers and enter your information to our billing and route management system.

What do we do if we have a problem with EnviroMerica’s medical waste management service?

You may contact our Customer Care Department at 888-323-0583 or 650-655-2045.

What type of medical waste streams does EnviroMerica provide pickup & disposal service for?

  1. All Regulated Medical waste including:

    • Contaminated sharps
    • Items contaminated with blood or Other Potentially
      Infectious Material
    • Pathological/Microbiological waste
  2. Chemotherapy waste
  3. Expired /partially used Pharmaceutical waste including RCRA
    medication
  4. All Laboratory Chemicals:

    • X-Ray Solutions (Fixer and Developer)
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Formaldehyde
    • Glutaraldehyde
    • Methanol
    • Xylene
    • Isopropyl Alcohol
  5. All other universal waste streams:

    • Fluorescent Bulbs
    • Alkaline Batteries
    • Electronic Waste

Does EnviroMerica provide service nationwide?

Yes we do. EnviroMerica provides compliance and medical waste service anywhere in the country.

What is the regulatory requirement for proper disposal of medical waste?

In California you can refer to California Medical Waste Management Act (Section 117690), California Health & Safety Code, (Part 14, Chapters 1-11), and California Code of Regulations (Title 22, Chapter 21). In all other states, you would need to refer to that state’s regulation in their medical waste act, Health & Safety Code, etc. that deal with proper disposal of regulated medical waste.