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Medical Waste

Regulations for the handling, treatment, and proper disposal of sharps, samples, and other wastes of concern from clinics and similar settings.

If you have questions regarding the transport of untreated medical waste, contact us at:

Phone: 512/239-6413


Mailing Address:

Medical Waste Program MC-129
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
PO Box 13087
Austin TX 78711-3087

Topics Under this Category

Financial Assurance for Medical Waste Transporters
Financial assurance requirements and contact information pertaining to medical waste transporters.
Generating Medical Waste
Information for generators of medical waste in Texas. Links to relevant guidance.
Managing and Disposing of Medical Waste
Requirements for the management and disposal of medical waste in Texas, with links to rules, guidance, and forms.
Medical Waste Transporter Registration Query
How to look up medical waste program data on Central Registry
Medical Waste: Am I Regulated?
Scope of medical waste regulations in Texas. Links to information for generators, processors, transporters, and disposal facilities.
Mobile On-Site Treatment of Medical Waste
Basic information for on-site treatment of medical waste with a mobile unit.
Texas Regulations on Medical Waste
Covers rules for the handling, treatment, and transport of these wastes from health-care-related facilities: waste of animals intentionally exposed to pathogens; bulk human blood and blood products; pathological waste; microbiological waste; and "sharps."
Transporting Medical Waste
Registration and reporting requirements for transporters and 'self-transporters' of medical waste in Texas. Registration forms. Links to guidance and rules.