City of Vernon California

Medical Wastes

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 for more disposal options.