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Medical Waste

Contra Costa Environmental Health(CCEH) is responsible for administering the State's Medical Waste Management Program for Contra Costa County. CCEH is the local enforcement and regulatory agency for Medical Waste Generators. This includes issuing permits and registering generators of medical waste, responding to complaints of abandoned medical waste on public property, and implementing the Medical Waste Management Act (Part 14, C. 1-11 of the California Health and Safety Code). Services include conducting required inspections, complaint investigations, in-service training, and consultation to all generators of medical waste. Services are available to the medical community and private citizens. For additional information, contact the Medical Waste Program representative at 925-692-2500.


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All medical waste generators that are new, changing ownership, or moving locations must submit a Medical Waste Program Application. All applicants are required to submit a medical waste management plan, except existing permitted generators only changing billing information.

Medical Waste Management Plan

General Information and Handouts

Laws and Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

- Medical Waste FAQs


Report the improper handling or disposal of medical waste.

Home Generated Medical Waste

Disposal of Home-Generated Medical Waste

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