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 www.ladpw.org/epd/hhw/sharps/index.cfm for more disposal options.