Medical Waste Disposal San Diego, California (CA) Services – Save Up To 83.6%

Serving the greater San Diego area’s 3,200,000 residents and 126,000 businesses spanning from Poway to Santee, Solana Beach and beyond for all of your San Diego medical waste disposal needs.



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Regulations You Need to Know

Regulated “Medical Waste“


Medical waste is outlined in California Administrative Code (§117690) as: “any biohazardous, pathology, pharmaceutical, or trace chemotherapy waste not regulated by the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-580), as amended; sharps and trace chemotherapy wastes generated in a health care setting in the diagnosis, treatment, immunization, or care of humans or animals; waste generated in autopsy or necropsy; waste generated during preparation of a body for final disposition such as cremation or interment; waste generated in research pertaining to the production or testing of microbiologicals; waste generated in research using human or animal pathogens; sharps and laboratory waste that poses a potential risk of infection to humans generated in the inoculation of animals in commercial farming operations; waste generated from the consolidation of home-generated sharps; and waste generated in the cleanup of trauma scenes. Biohazardous, pathology, pharmaceutical, sharps, and trace chemotherapy wastes that meet the conditions of this section are not subject to any of the hazardous waste requirements found in Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 25100) of Division 20.”

If your facility only produces “sharps”, you can rest assured that’s the majority of medical waste for facilities (~80% of our San Diego clients also only produce “sharps” as their medical waste.)

Learn about COVID-19 waste disposal regulations here.

Facilities of Regulated Medical Waste


As per “7 CAC”, the “Safety Standards for Health Facilities includes regulations that form the basis for the design, plan review, and observation of the construction of hospital buildings, skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities. Additions, structural repairs, or alterations to existing health facilities must comply with these regulations.”

The Application of Regulations are as follows:

“A) Except as otherwise provided, these regulations and all applicable parts of the California Building Standards Code shall be the basis for design, plan review and observation of construction of hospital buildings, skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities.

B) Additions, structural repairs or alterations to existing health facilities shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, California Building Standards Code.

C) Before any health facility not previously licensed under Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code can be licensed and used as a health facility, the applicant shall provide substantiating documentation from a structural engineer that the building is in full conformance with the requirements of the California Building Standards Code for new buildings; if not, the building shall be reconstructed to conform to the requirements of the California Building Standards Code.

D) Routine maintenance and repairs shall not require prior approval by the Office but shall be performed in compliance with the applicable provisions of the California Building Standards Code.”

Dispose of Regulated Medical Waste


The risks of improper medical waste disposal are clear.

The City of San Diego (San Diego County), adheres to state and federal regulations for the disposal of regulated waste. This type of waste can include a variety of materials, such as biomedical waste, hazardous waste, and electronic waste.

BioMedical Waste Solutions is one of the very few private San Diego medical waste disposal companies that are registered and permitted by California state to handle, transport, store, destroy, and dispose of medical waste and provide San Diego medical waste disposal services.

Low Cost. Reliable. Compliant. Guaranteed.

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Low Cost

Enjoy cost-effective medical waste disposal throughout San Diego, California with actual fixed rates and no hidden fees. Clients save up to 83.6% with us versus other companies.

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In just 14 years, we’ve grown to over 10,000+ happy clients in the State of California because we virtually guarantee timely and reliable pick-ups. You can count on us!

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Compliance with State and Federal laws governing the proper disposal of medical waste is not a choice. San Diego regulated medical waste is the law. We have you 100% covered.


Our Same Price Guarantee

Our “same price guarantee” is simple: When you sign up with us, we commit to NEVER raising your price. Ever.

Most biomedical waste disposal companies in San Diego come in and promise a low-price, but then they raise your prices over time. For example, other shredding companies will raise your pick-up prices every 9 months over 5 years! That’s almost 7 price raises and exponential cost increases!

We trust our guarantee makes it a no-brainer to work with us.

Yes, We Do Pick-Up In Your San Diego Location

Chula Vista, CA
Oceanside, CA
Escondido, CA
Carlsbad, CA
El Cajon, CA
Vista, CA
San Marcos, CA
Encinitas, CA
National City, CA
La Mesa, CA

Poway, CA
Coronado, CA
Imperial Beach, CA
Lemon Grove, CA
Solana Beach, CA
Santee, CA
Del Mar, CA
Fallbrook, CA
Lakeside, CA
Ramona, CA

Alpine, CA
Bonita, CA
Camp Pendleton, CA
Spring Valley, CA
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Valley Center, CA
Bonsall, CA
Jamul, CA
Julian, CA
San Ysidro, CA

Contra Costa
San Francisco
San Mateo
San Joaquin
Santa Barbara
San Luis Obispo
Santa Cruz
El Dorado

BioMedical Waste Solutions in San Diego is near University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center which is close to Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Poway. The San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Museum, and Old Town San Diego State Park are nearby.

We also offer nationwide medical waste disposal.

4770 E Fedora Ave, Fresno, CA 93726

Serving All San Diego Area Healthcare Providers

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Effective San Diego, California medical waste disposal services are more than just “picking up your medical waste at a good price.” It’s about:

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Compliant Shredding

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We protect what matters most by also offering you document shredding services.

Now you can protect the privacy of your clinical information and San Diego residents by disposing of your paper-based records in a HIPAA compliant, safe, and cost-effective way.

NOTE: Other shredding companies will still result in you dealing with two different reps (one for each company). With us, you’ll save time and money by having only one rep/supplier/invoice for both shredding and medical waste disposal San Diego, CA.

San Diego Sharps Disposal Solutions

It may interest you to know that we provide San Diego sharps disposal. We will pick up your sharps containers of almost any size (2 gallons all the way up to 40 gallons.) Simply add your sharps containers to the box we provide you and we will pick it up on your next scheduled pick-up.

What Belongs in a Sharps Container?

According to the California Health and Safety Code Section 18275, the regulations for handling medical “sharps” include the following key points:

Separate Containment: Medical waste must be contained separately from other waste at the point of origin in the producing facility. Sharps containers can be placed in biohazard bags or containers with biohazard bags.

Biohazardous Waste Handling: Biohazardous waste needs to be placed in a biohazard bag and labeled in compliance with specific sections of the code.

FDA-Approved Sharps Containers: Sharps waste, including sharps and pharmaceutical waste, must be contained in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved sharps container. These containers must meet FDA labeling requirements and be handled according to specific sections of the Health and Safety Code​.”

Learn more about sharps container disposal here.

What our clients say


‹‹Excellent service and we never have to worry about compliance issues››

Dr. Young, Texas Health Center


‹‹It’s great to know we’re saving money, being compliant, and know I can find out at any time when my next pick-up is going to be››

Susan P. – Dental Office


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Our Clients Choose Us Because…


We Never Raise Our Rates

With our “Same Price Guarantee,” we are committed to never raising your rates. Never! You won’t find this guarantee elsewhere. Other medical waste companies get you in the door by promising low prices, but then they raise their rates quite drastically over time. Instead, we’ll give you a fair price and then grandfather you into that price forever! That’s how we reward our loyal customers, and it’s why the average organization that hires us saves up to 83.6% with us.


We Have the Expertise You Need

Over 10,000 clients trust us to manage their biomedical waste because we’ve been doing this work for over 14 years. Our pickups are timely and reliable because we have so much experience with proper disposal of medical waste. We know all the ins and outs of the regulations so that you don’t have to stress about it. We’ll even train your team on OSHA and HIPAA compliance. Avoid the $70,000 fines per violation and put your trust in BioMedical Waste Solutions.


We Offer Comprehensive Solutions

You won’t have to hire multiple companies when you turn to us. We’ll handle your biohazardous waste disposal, sharps disposal, document destruction and shredding, red bag biomedical, pathological, and medical waste removal, infectious waste and sharps containers, OSHA and HIPPA compliance training, and more. BioMedical Waste Solutions is your one stop shop for everything related to medical waste management. Plus, we’ll customize our services to your needs.


California Medical Waste Disposal Regulations

Understand California medical waste requirements and regulations as outlined by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


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Meet your training needs! Learn how to improve HIPAA and OSHA compliance, avoid penalties, and the challenges health providers often face.


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What’s the price for a pick-up?

Know that we offer low-cost medical waste disposal that will save you up to 83.6% versus other companies because we have no hidden fees and a guarantee that we will refrain from raising your price.

We wish we could list prices online, however the prices vary based on your location in San Diego, your frequency of pick-up (monthly, quarterly, etc.), and the amount of waste (volume) you give us to dispose of.

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Do you pick-up in my area?

If you’re in the greater San Diego area, we’ll absolutely pick-up your regulated medical waste because we service all healthcare in San Diego, California and beyond!

If your facility is outside of the greater San Diego area, there’s a good chance we’ll pick-up your waste, but just in case you are in a rural area, please give us a call at 1 (713) 357-6299 now, and within 10 seconds, we will let you know if we have trucks coming to your area. If we don’t have trucks coming to your area, we’ll offer you another solution to get biohazardous medical waste in San Diego picked up.

Are there any additional fees?

Unfortunately in our industry, many companies’ quotes look low-cost, but unscrupulously, they have sneaked in hidden fees and/or have hidden ways to administer “price increases” (“PIs”) in their contracts for as much as 18% twice per year! (That would double your cost every ~4 years!)

We run an honest, fair, and ethical business, so we have no hidden fees and we guarantee we will refrain from raising our price. Period.

How do you dispose of medical waste in California?

In California, medical waste disposal involves segregating, packaging in approved containers, and using licensed medical waste management services, complying with state-specific guidelines under the Medical Waste Management Act.

What is the method of disposal for medical waste?

Medical waste disposal typically utilizes methods like autoclaving, incineration, chemical disinfection, or microwave treatments, ensuring safety and environmental compliance.

Where can I dispose of needles in San Diego?

In San Diego, needles can be disposed of at designated sharps collection sites, local household hazardous waste collection centers, or through mail-back programs, as per San Diego County Public Health guidelines.

How do you dispose of sharps in California?

Disposal of sharps in California requires placing them in FDA-approved sharps containers, which are then taken to certified collection centers, hazardous waste facilities, or used in mail-back programs, following California state regulations.

1 Fun and 1 Interesting Fact About San Diego!


San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, often considered one of the best in the United States, offering nearly perfect weather year-round. It’s also home to the famous San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park, which is one of the few zoos in the world that houses and successfully breeds the giant panda, making it a significant contributor to the conservation of this endangered species. These aspects contribute to San Diego’s reputation as a city of great weather and a leader in wildlife conservation.

San Diego, CA Local Resources

Fresno Medical Waste Disposal

4770 E Fedora Ave
Fresno, CA 93726

(559) 379-6611

California Department of Public Health

1616 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 558-1784

San Diego County Public Health Services

Health and Human Services Agency
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 206
San Diego, CA 92101

(866) 262-9881

San Diego Police Department

1401 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 531-2000

City of San Diego

1 Civic Ctr Wy
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 236-5555

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

402 W Broadway UNIT 1000
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 544-1300

San Diego Medical Waste Resources

San Diego Environmental Services Department

9601 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 694-7000

City of San Diego Department of Public Works

5500 Overland Ave #310
San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 694-2212

What is California Hospital Medical Center?

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Dignity Health-California Hospital Medical Center, located in the South Park district of downtown San Diego, California, is a significant medical institution with a long history of serving the community. It’s a 318-bed community hospital that offers a wide range of medical services, including obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, and cardiology. This facility is notable for operating as a Level II Trauma Center and treats over 70,000 patients annually in its emergency department. The hospital is strategically situated near landmarks like the Staples Center and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, playing a vital role in the healthcare system of downtown San Diego and its neighboring areas​


What is the California Environmental Quality Act?

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), enacted in 1970, is a statewide policy that mandates state and local agencies in California to identify and consider the potential environmental impacts of their actions. CEQA applies to development projects requiring discretionary approval from a government body. The act requires these projects to undergo environmental review to assess and mitigate significant environmental impacts. CEQA’s goals are to prevent environmental damage, inform the public about potential environmental effects of proposed actions, and involve the public in the decision-making process. This act is a crucial tool for environmental protection and public participation in California.

Top Hospitals in San Diego

There is no shortage of healthcare providers in San Diego, CA, and there are many excellent choices. Some of San Diego’s top hospitals include:.

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

4077 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

(858) 832-2478

Sharp Memorial Hospital

7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 939-3400

Kindred Hospital San Diego

1940 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 543-4500

Select Specialty Hospital – San Diego

555 Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 260-8300

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center

9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 266-5000

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

6655 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

(619) 287-3270

UC San Diego Medical Center

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103

(858) 657-7000

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

3020 Children’s Way
San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 576-1700

More About Medical Waste Disposal in San Diego, California

San Diego, known for its idyllic climate and pristine beaches, is the eighth-largest city in the United States with a population of over 1.4 million as of 2023. This coastal city is not only a popular tourist destination but also a center for biotechnology and healthcare industries. San Diego’s deep harbor hosts a significant naval fleet, and the city is a major hub for military and defense-related activities.

Demographically, San Diego is diverse, with a large Hispanic community that reflects its history and proximity to Mexico. Additionally, there are substantial Asian and African American populations. This diversity enriches the city with a variety of cultural experiences, evident in its food, festivals, and community events. San Diego is also home to a large number of military personnel and veterans, contributing to its unique cultural fabric.

The residents of San Diego are known for their laid-back, outdoor-oriented lifestyle, taking full advantage of the city’s natural beauty and favorable weather. Activities like surfing, sailing, and hiking are popular among locals. San Diego’s economy is bolstered by tourism, international trade, research, and manufacturing, alongside its military presence. The city’s focus on innovation, particularly in biotech and healthcare, has led to a thriving research and development sector. San Diego’s blend of scenic beauty, cultural diversity, and innovative spirit make it a dynamic and attractive place to live and visit.

In San Diego, health care waste disposal is a critical aspect of maintaining public health and safety. The city’s healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and research institutions, generate a substantial volume of medical waste daily. To address this challenge, San Diego has a well-regulated system in place for the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of medical waste.

Licensed medical waste disposal companies play a pivotal role in ensuring that hazardous materials, such as used syringes, contaminated materials, and biomedical waste, are handled and disposed of in accordance with state and federal regulations. This rigorous approach not only safeguards the environment but also protects healthcare workers and the community from potential health risks associated with improper disposal of medical waste. San Diego’s commitment to effective medical waste management and proper sharps disposal is essential for maintaining the city’s public health standards and preserving its natural surroundings.

BioMedical Waste Solutions offers low cost, reliable, and compliant medical waste disposal services in San Diego, California. Whether you’re looking for biohazardous waste disposal management, sharps disposal, office disposal supplies, document destruction certification, red bag biomedical, pathological, and medical waste removal, OSHA and HIPPA compliance training programs, or sharps bin containers, we are here to reduce your liability and simplify your waste disposal process.

Our clients love our same price guarantee, which means that once you sign up with us, we will NEVER raise your prices! Other medical waste management companies promise low prices and then raise your prices over time. You’ll never have that experience when you hire BioMedical Waste Solutions.

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