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

Serving the greater San Francisco area’s 3,600,000 residents and 99,000 businesses spanning from Oakland to Berkeley, Pleasanton and beyond for all of your San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco (San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco medical waste disposal services.

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Enjoy cost-effective medical waste disposal throughout San Francisco, 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco Location

Oakland, CA
Berkeley, CA
Richmond, CA
Daly City, CA
South San Francisco, CA
Alameda, CA
San Rafael, CA
San Leandro, CA
Redwood City, CA
San Mateo, CA

Hayward, CA
Vallejo, CA
Walnut Creek, CA
Novato, CA
San Bruno, CA
Pacifica, CA
Martinez, CA
Pleasant Hill, CA
San Carlos, CA
Burlingame, CA

Foster City, CA
Mill Valley, CA
Emeryville, CA
Corte Madera, CA
San Anselmo, CA
Belmont, CA
Larkspur, CA
Tiburon, CA
Sausalito, CA
Albany, CA

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

BioMedical Waste Solutions in San Francisco is near UCSF Medical Center which is close to Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and Oakland. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Pier 39 are nearby.

We also offer nationwide medical waste disposal.

2407 Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122

Serving All San Francisco Area Healthcare Providers

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Effective San Francisco, 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 Francisco 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 Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Sharps Disposal Solutions

It may interest you to know that we provide San Francisco 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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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 Francisco, 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 Francisco area, we’ll absolutely pick-up your regulated medical waste because we service all healthcare in San Francisco, California and beyond!

If your facility is outside of the greater San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 I dispose of old medicine in San Francisco?

In San Francisco, old medicine can be disposed of at designated medication drop-off locations, such as pharmacies, police stations, or hazardous waste facilities, as part of the city’s safe medication disposal program.

How is medical waste disposed of in California?

In California, medical waste disposal involves segregation, packaging in approved containers, and handling by licensed medical waste management services, adhering to the Medical Waste Management Act’s regulations.

What is the method of disposal for medical waste?

Medical waste disposal typically involves methods like autoclaving, incineration, chemical disinfection, or microwave treatments, with strict adherence to safety and environmental compliance.

How do you dispose of medicine waste?

Medicine waste is typically disposed of by returning it to pharmacy take-back programs, utilizing FDA-approved medication disposal kiosks, or following specific community disposal guidelines to prevent environmental contamination and misuse.

Fun Fact About San Francisco!


San Francisco is famed for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, but a lesser-known fact is that it’s built over the San Andreas Fault, a major source of earthquake activity. Additionally, this culturally rich city is known for its historic cable cars, which are the last manually operated cable car system in the world and a beloved symbol of the city’s innovative spirit and historical charm. These aspects highlight San Francisco’s unique blend of natural phenomena and enduring cultural heritage.

San Francisco, CA Local Resources

San Francisco Medical Waste Disposal

2407 Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122

(844) 913-7769

California Department of Public Health

1616 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 558-1784

San Francisco County Department of Public Health

101 Grove St
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-2500

San Francisco Police Department

1251 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 553-0123

City of San Francisco

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-4000

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Russ Building, 235 Montgomery St #760
San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 392-4520

San Francisco Medical Waste Resources

San Francisco Department of Public Health

101 Grove St
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-2500

City of San Francisco Department of Public Works

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

(628) 271-3160

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 Francisco, 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 Francisco 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 Francisco

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

UCSF Medical Center

505 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143

(415) 476-1000

Zuckerberg San Francisco General

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

(628) 206-8000

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – San Francisco

1975 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 476-1000

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 353-6000

Kentfield Hospital San Francisco

450 Stanyan St 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 688-3200

CPMC Van Ness Campus

1101 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 600-6000

St. Mary’s Medical Center

450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 668-1000

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center

2425 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 833-2000

More About Medical Waste Disposal in San Francisco, California

San Francisco is an iconic city known for its diverse culture and historic landmarks. With a population of approximately 883,000 as of 2023, it’s the fourth-most populous city in California and one of the most densely populated in the U.S. San Francisco’s unique neighborhoods, from Chinatown to Haight-Ashbury, each possess distinct characteristics and charm.

The city’s demographic is a blend of Asian, Hispanic, European, African American, and other ethnic groups, reflecting in its cultural festivals and culinary diversity. The LGBTQ+ community is significant, emblematic of the city’s history as a center for gay rights. San Francisco’s residents are known for their progressive values and activism, particularly in social and environmental domains.

Economically, San Francisco thrives in technology, finance, and tourism. Its balance of innovation, history, and natural beauty makes it a distinctive and vibrant metropolis.

In San Francisco, 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 Francisco 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 Francisco’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 Francisco, 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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