What is Biohazardous Medical Waste

Medical Waste is any solid waste that is generated in diagnosing, treating or immunizing a human being or animal or in any research relating to that diagnosis, treatment or immunization, or in producing or testing biologicals, and includes discarded drugs.

Biohazardous medical waste is medical waste that is composed of one or more of the following:

  • Cultures and stocks
  • Human blood and blood products
  • Human pathologic wastes
  • Medical sharps 
  • Research animal wastes

Medical Sharps 

Biohazardous Medical Waste Facilities

To operate a biohazardous medical waste storage, transfer, treatment and disposal facility, an owner or operator must apply for Solid Waste Facility Plan approval.

Biohazardous Medical Waste Facility Plan Application Instructions and Form Biohazardous Medical Waste Facility Plan Application & Checklist 

Biohazardous Medical Waste Transporters 

Biohazardous medical waste transporters must be approved by ADEQ through a registration process. Rules effective July 01, 2012, require transporters of biohazardous medical waste to pay a registration fee. Biohazardous Medical Waste Transporters Registration Application Instructions and Form (Fee Schedule Included) Biohazardous Medical Waste Transportation Management Plan Template Alternative Medical Waste Treatment Technologies - Alternative medical waste treatment technologies must be approved and registered ADEQ for use in Arizona. Alternative Medical Waste Treatment Method Registration Application Instructions and Form Current directory of ADEQ-approved biohazardous medical waste facilities, transporters, and alternative treatment technologies. Composting Facilities Composting facilities shall submit a notice to ADEQ. In addition, composting facilities may be subject to Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) requirements, if there is potential for discharge of pollutants to the groundwater.

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