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Medical Waste

If you conduct medical waste management activities, you may need to obtain a registration, claim a registration by rule, or submit a notification. Some medical waste management activities are exempt from registration and notification requirements.

TCEQ Regulatory Guidance: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


In response to COVID-19, the TCEQ has begun transitioning to telework for all employees. Beginning March 23 through April 3 the agency will be operating exclusively via telework.

To ensure uninterrupted and effective work we ask that all submittals to the Waste Permits Division be posted online to allow for immediate access to project managers. Please include a link to the location of the document in the cover letter.

If you have any questions, please email mswper@tceq.texas.gov and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation doing this unprecedented time.

General Information

Regulatory Requirements

  • Regulated Activities
    Regulatory and application requirements for the treatment, transfer, transport, recordkeeping, and storage of medical waste.

Forms and Guidance


Disposing of Sharps, Syringes and Other Related Waste

  • Disposing of Sharps, Syringes, and Other Related Waste
    • Recommendations for safe disposal of household generated sharps and syringes
    • Requirements for management and disposal of sharps generated from a dentist's office, doctor's office, acupuncture clinic, or other health care-related facility
    • Management and disposal of used or expired pharmaceutical waste

Existing and Proposed Medical Waste Facilities

Contact MSW Permits Section

Contact the MSW Permits Section if you have questions about managing medical waste.