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MediWaste offers full-service medical waste management services throughout the entire state of Maryland, including but not limited to: Baltimore, Laurel, North Bethesda, and Rockville.

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Maryland EPA State Definitions

Classifications of Waste

Anatomical material, which is human or animal body parts, including tissues and organs; Blood (human or animal); Blood-soiled articles, which means any article that contains blood in any form as a result of contact with blood; Contaminated material which means: Microbiological laboratory waste; The feces of an individual diagnosed as having a disease that may be transmitted to another human being through the feces; An article soiled with the feces of an individual diagnosed as having a disease that may be transmitted to another human being through the feces; or An article that has come into contact with a known infectious agent. Microbiological laboratory waste, which means waste from a microbiological laboratory that contains an infectious agent and includes cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals; or Sharps, which means a syringe, needle, surgical instrument, or other article that is capable of cutting or puncturing human skin.

Types of Wastes

Contaminated sharps are all discarded sharp items derived from patient care in medical, research, or industrial facilities including glass vials containing materials defined as infectious, suture needles, hypodermic needles, scalpel blades, and Pasteur pipettes. Cultures and stocks of infectious agents are specimen cultures collected from medical and pathological laboratories, cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories, wastes from the production of biological agents, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate or mix cultures. Blood and blood products. Pathological wastes are human tissues and body parts that are removed during surgery or autopsy.

Storage Requirements

All medical services waste shall be stored in a manner and in a container that will prevent the transmission of disease or the causing of injury. Hypodermic needles and syringes, scalpel blades, suture needles, or other sharp objects shall be stored only in a rigid, puncture-resistant container that has been closed to prevent the escape of any material, including liquids or aerosols. All reusable containers used to store infectious waste shall be cleaned and disinfected before each use.

Maryland State Resources

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • 201 West Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
  • (410) 767-6500

Maryland Department of Transportation

  • 7201 Corporate Center Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21076
  • (410) 865-1000

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

  • 60 W St # 100
    Baltimore, MD 21401
  • (410) 269-0642

Maryland Healthcare Environmental Resource Center

This site provides pollution prevention and compliance assistance information for the healthcare sector. It is intended to be a comprehensive resource, covering all the varieties of hospital wastes, and all the rules that apply to them, including both federal regulations and the specific rules that apply in your state.

Click here to visit the Maryland Healthcare Evironmental Resource Center

Maryland Online Osha Compliance Program

MediWaste offers online OSHA Compliance training focusing on Maryland State OSHA guidelines.

We understand the importance of saving you money without sacrificing service. MediWaste Disposal will be your partner in your medical waste management program by being a low-cost provider of medical waste disposal and OSHA training services.