Medical Waste Disposal Laws

Med Monkey is a permitted transporter of biohazardous waste and is therefore required to comply with all state and federal waste regulation laws.

Whether you’re a hospital, medical clinic, dentist, nursing home, funeral home, laboratory, veterinary clinic, body-piercing salon, tattoo shop or any other biomedical waste generator in Indiana, your organization is legally required to follow all state and federal waste disposal laws as well.
Waste Acceptance Policy
“Regulated Medical Waste” is a: (1) waste or reusable material derived from medical treatment of an animal or human, which includes diagnosis and immunization, or from biomedical research, which includes production and testing of biological products. Regulated medical waste is assigned to UN 3291. No Category A materials (assigned to UN 2814 or UN 2900 as appropriate) may be discarded in the regulated medical waste containers; (2) As defined in OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard – 29 CFR 1910.1030 and all other applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines; and (3) trace chemotherapy discarded items which may have been contaminated provided that such items, including vials and syringes, shall be “empty” as defined in applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.

The following waste and/or materials WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY MEDMONKEY:
  • Any items that do not fall under the definition of Regulated Medical Waste
  • Sharps not properly contained in sharps containers
  • Listed or characteristically hazardous wastes
  • Hazardous chemotherapy waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Complete human remains
  • Any item or material containing Mercury
  • Any item or material containing Amalgam
To learn more about proper biohazardous waste handling and disposal, as well as laws that affect your organization, just click on the links below:
State Laws & Regulations
Federal Laws & Regulations:

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