Medical waste requires specialized treatment using approved methods before disposal in a landfill.
Medical waste is waste from clinical or research settings that is contaminated or potentially contaminated by human source materials, non-human primate source materials, or human infectious agents. For a more comprehensive definition of medical waste, please visit the California Department of Public Health website.
Medical Waste Management Plan
Medical waste generators must have a medical waste management plan that outlines appropriate disposal procedures. The campuswide Medical Waste Management Plan (MWMP) was created in compliance with the Medical Waste Management Act requirements.