County of San Diego

SMALL QUANTITY MEDICAL WASTE REGISTRATION & SELF-CERTIFICATION PROCESS

County of San Diego DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (DEH) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DIVISION has recently rolled out the "SMALL QUANTITY MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION & SELF-CERTIFICATION PROCESS".  This guide will help you understand what is being asked of you in order to comply with the self-certification process.

FACILITIES THAT QUALIFY FOR REGISTRATION

  • Facilities that generate less than 200 lbs of the following medical waste streams per month:

    • Sharps waste

    • Biohazardous waste

    • Non-RCRA Pharmaceutical Waste​
    • Trace Chemotherapy Waste

    • Pathology Waste

    • Trauma Scene Waste

 *Pourable/Scrapable chemotherapy waste on this table is considered hazardous waste and requires a UPFP.

Registered Medical Waste Hauler or Common Carrier

  • Primary Medical Waste Transporter: San Diego Medical Waste Services, LLC

  • Street Address: 8940 Activity Rd, Suite H, San Diego, CA 92126

  • Contact Person: Service Department

  • CA Registration #: 6349

  • Secondary (backup) Medical Waste Transporter: "N/A"

  • Decontamination Procedure

    • Exposure to hot water 180ºF for ≥ 15 seconds

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Registration Certification Process

  1. SUBMIT

    1. Submit Registration application online through Accela Citizen Access (ACA) or by mail.

  2. ​REVIEW

    1. Application is reviewed by the Hazardous Materials Division (HMD).

  3. SELF-CERTIFICATION

    1. Complete and submit certification paperwork to HMD.

  4. REVIEW 

    1. HMD will review the self-certification paperwork and additional documents. You may be contacted for additional information.

  5. STATUS CONFIRMATION

    1. HMD will contact your facility via email informing the facility of it’s Accepted or Not Accepted status.

  6. INVOICE

    1. If Accepted into the Program, an invoice will be mailed to the facility. If Not Accepted, a UPFP will need to be obtained.

  7. PAY

    1. Pay invoice once received in the mail.

  8. REGISTRATION CERTIFICATION

    1. Once HMD recieves a receipt of payment, a registration certification will be mailed to the facility.

  9. RENEWAL

    1. Registration is valid for 2 years and must be renewed prior to expiration date.*

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) enhances San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. DEHQ regulates the following: retail food safety; public housing; public swimming pools; small drinking water systems; mobile-home parks; onsite wastewater systems; recreational water; aboveground and underground storage tanks and cleanup oversight; and medical and hazardous materials and waste. In addition, DEHQ serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency, prevents disease carried by rats and mosquitoes and helps to ensure safe workplaces for County employees.