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Where You Live - State Medical Waste Programs and Regulations

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Medical waste disposal is primarily regulated at the state level. To determine what laws apply in your state, use the map below or scroll down the page for links to information about state medical waste regulations and programs. Or visit the States page of EPA's Wastes Web site.

See also: Model Guidelines for State Medical Waste Management.

Note: All of the following links are outside of EPA Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer

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The A ListingAlabama
Alaska
American Samoa - US Territory
Arizona
Arkansas
The A Listing No Listings Available
The C Listing
California

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Colorado
Connecticut
The D ListingDelaware
District of Columbia - Washington DC
The E ListingNo Listings Available
The F ListingFlorida
The G ListingGeorgia
Guam
The H ListingHawaii
The I ListingIdaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
The J ListingNo Listings Available
The K ListingKansas
Kentucky
The L ListingLouisiana
The M ListingMaine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
The N ListingNebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands - US Territory
The O ListingOhio
Oklahoma
Oregon
The P ListingPennsylvania
Puerto Rico - US Commonwealth
The Q ListingNo Listings Available
The R ListingRhode Island
The S ListingSouth Carolina
South Dakota
The T ListingTennessee
Texas
Trust Territories
The U ListingUtah
The V ListingVermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
The W ListingWashington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
The X ListingNo Listings Available
The Z ListingNo Listings Available

 

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Model Guidelines for State Medical Waste Management

Photo: person working with samplesThis document is the product of a cooperative agreement between the Council of State Governments and the U.S. EPA. The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 required the EPA to identify alternative (i.e., non-regulatory approaches to medical waste management. These guidelines are in response to this requirement.

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