Acupuncture Sharps Disposal Services
Body Art, Microblading and Acupuncture Offices are held to the same standard as many other small quantity generators in San Diego County. San Diego Medical Waste Services strives to provide a service plan that satisfies all of the sharps disposal requirements that an office needs and fits into the budget.
Most Microblading and Acupuncture offices choose to go with our "ECO30 " plan however if this does not suit your needs, we are more than willing to create a custom program just for you.
A Small Quantity Generator (SQG) is a medical waste generator, other than a trauma scene waste practitioner, that generates less than 200 pounds per month of medical waste. Acupuncture needles are considered medical waste, therefore acupuncturists or acupuncture clinics are subject to all of the requirements under Chapter 4 of the Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA), Health and Safety Code (HSC) sections 117915 through 117946 (p.22-28), including an annual generator fee of $25. In addition, used acupuncture needles cannot be disposed of in solid waste or be transported by a generator to a household hazardous waste facility. Used needles must be picked up by a registered medical waste hauler or be sent for treatment through a mail back program. A list of medical waste haulers can be found on the Program Page.