Regulations & Compliance

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), hazardous waste does not simply include a blood saturated product. It includes any item contaminated by any bodily fluid that has been used during a medical or laboratory procedure. 

Examples of any item:

  • Barrier items such as gloves, masks & disposable gowns
  • Intravenous bags that have been used for blood transfusions
  • Items contaminated by any bodily fluid during routine medical and dental office visits, surgery or autopsy
  • Pathological waste including tissues, organs, extremities & fluids removed during medical procedures. 

Obviously, there is a broad range of items required to be removed at least every 30 days and legal destruction can only be certified by a medical waste manifest on file in each office producing such waste. Failing to comply with your state's regulations can result in large fines and suspension of practices. 

Typically Regulated Facilities


  • Hospitals 
  • Blood Banks
  • Industrial Clinics
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Laboratories


  • Medical-Dental Offices
  • Education Facilities
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Municipal Health Departments
  • Diabetic Home Care

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Outpatient Offices
  • Funeral Homes
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Nursing Homes

If you are unsure if your waste is 'regulated,' Bio-Haz Solutions will gladly advise you of any requirements for disposal of your waste. Our services guarentee complete compliance with all regulations from pick up to destruction.

To look up your state's particular regulations, please enter the link below.