The Department of Environmental Health is granted enforcement of the Medical Waste Management Act. It is this department's goal to ensure all medical waste generators properly segregate medical waste at the point of generation, and properly contain, treat, and dispose of that waste.
All medical small quantity generators with onsite treatment and medical large quantity generators, are required to register with this department. Submit a Medical Waste Generator Permit Application and Medical Waste Management Plan along with applicable fees to begin the process. These medical facilities will be inspected to ensure compliance.
If you are business or public entity interested in becoming a Consolidated Sharps Waste Center, fill out the application and email it to LEA.
If you have any questions regarding the disposal of used needles and syringes at home, please visit Riverside County Department of Waste Resources for proper disposal.