Medical Wastes are excluded hazardous wastes when properly handled and transported to a licensed TSD "Medical Waste Treatment" facility. There, the wastes are treated (by steam sterilization) and taken to a landfill for disposal as treated solid waste. The City requires that facilities that generate medical wastes register with the Health Department.
Home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles SHOULD NOT be placed in your trash. Bring them to the roundups or visit www.ladpw.org/epd/hhw/sharps/index.cfm for more disposal options.