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New Jersey Medical Waste Generator

The state of New Jersey has enacted a regulated medical waste program designed to comprise a comprehensive system of management providing for safe and appropriate tracking, on-site control, collection and disposal of all medical wastes, using detailed reporting, registration and labeling requirements. Prior to contracting for the transport and disposal of regulated waste, any business or medical facility deemed to fit the classification of "waste generator," regardless of the amount of waste it produces, will need to register with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, pay fees designated by that agency and renew its registration on an annual basis.

Special Offer for New Offices Registering in New Jersey

As a new owner or operator of a waste generating facility, you already understand how vital full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations is to your continued success. If you are in need of assistance concerning New Jersey's initial registration or renewal process or are interested in learning more about effective waste management solutions for your business, Citiwaste stands ready to help. We offer a full range of services designed to limit exposure to liability, cut costs and meet key environmental objectives. Take advantage of special offers including free quotes and best pricing packages reserved for new offices registering in the state.

Medical waste generator registration in NJ

Before 1989, waste products generated in medical facilities, biological testing laboratories, research centers and mortuaries were considered to be ordinary waste able to be processed by solid waste transfer operators, incinerators and landfills. However, growing public concern prompted the state of New Jersey to enact more stringent regulation and oversight of those generating these and other types of potentially hazardous wastes.

Key definitions pertaining to regulated waste in NJ

According to state law, regulated medical waste is defined as any type of solid waste that is generated in the treatment, diagnosis or immunization of humans or animals, generated in the process of conducting medical research or in the testing or production of biologicals as well as several other categories of activity.

Relevant classifications include:

  • Cultures and stocks of infectious agents
  • Pathological waste (tissues, organs, body parts and fluids removed in surgery or autopsy)
  • Human blood and blood products
  • Sharps
  • Animal waste
  • Isolation wastes
  • Unused sharps

Given the potential dangers such wastes present to the general public, New Jersey's medical waste regulations mandate that all generators, handlers, transporters and destination facility operators closely track all materials, no matter how low the volume involved may be. Every entity in the chain of custody must assume responsibility for proper handling. All information provided by generators and others is entered into the medical waste generator database and will be used for the purposes of compliance inspection activities and for verification of generator status.

New generator registrations and annual renewals

Initial registration with the state of New Jersey is essential for all medical waste generators, as is taking all steps to ensure ongoing compliance and successful annual renewals. Failure to follow required protocols can leave medical and other facilities susceptible to unnecessary levels of risk as well as possible legal liability. Citiwaste can provide the full-service handling and management solutions necessary for your business to remain on the right side of all local, state and federal rules concerning medical waste.

Because of our extensive experience serving facilities throughout New Jersey, we are well-equipped to address the needs of a wide array of enterprises including:

  • Pathology laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Dialysis providers
  • Cosmetic surgery offices
  • Dermatology suites
  • Oral surgery clinics
  • Dentists
  • Nursing homes
  • Tattoo shops
  • Funeral homes
  • Veterinary offices

Comprehensive, cost-effective strategies for NJ waste generators

While always mindful of New Jersey's regulatory structure, we at Citiwaste are prepared to develop a medical waste generator registration and management plan custom-tailored to your needs. From initial generator registration to removal, transportation and containment services, our team is highly qualified to effectively address all of your waste management needs now and well into the future.

Medical waste generator registration NJ

To ensure that your facility remains a compliant medical waste generator New Jersey residents trust to adhere to all applicable rules and regulations regarding safe handling, transportation and disposal, align yourself with a team of seasoned professionals. At Citiwaste, we are committed to making full compliance an affordable proposition, and to that end, we offer:

  • No service charges
  • No fuel charges
  • No environmental charges
  • No hidden fees for services

For a free quote, highly competitive pricing and unrivaled customer service throughout New Jersey, contact us at 877.535.CITI (2484).

New Jersey Medical Waste Generator Resources:

  1. State of New Jersey, Regulated Medical Waste Generator Fact Sheet
  2. State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Guidance Document for Regulated Medical Waste
  3. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Regulated Medical Waste Generator Registration Program

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