NYC and New York State laws specify strict requirements for the storage, treatment, transport, and disposal of medical waste.
Hospitals, residential health care facilities, diagnostic and treatment facilities, and clinical laboratories.
Regulated medical waste must be handled by a permitted vendor for proper treatment and disposal.
Mayoral agencies may use the Agency Safe Handling contract for safe disposal of sharps.
Non-mayoral agencies and non-profits should hire a permitted third party vendor for proper treatment and disposal.
In order to use DSNY collection services, offices that require health, medical, pharmaceutical, or laboratory licenses must certify that their garbage contains only material that can be legally disposed of in NYC.