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Medical Waste: Am I Regulated?

Scope of medical waste regulations in Texas. Links to information for generators, processors, transporters, and disposal facilities.

Medical waste is defined as any one of the following:

  • animal waste from animals intentionally exposed to pathogens
  • bulk human blood and blood products
  • pathological waste
  • microbiological waste
  • sharps

Exceptions: If an item is from a household or other place of lodging, such as a motel or hotel, it is not considered to be medical waste.

If you generate any of these wastes, you could be regulated.

If you transport any of these wastes, you could be regulated.

If you treat any of these wastes, you could be regulated.

If you have questions regarding the transport of untreated medical waste, contact us at:

  • Phone: 512/239-6413
  • E-mail: wasteval@tceq.texas.gov
  • Mailing Address:
  • Medical Waste Program MC-129
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    PO Box 13087
    Austin TX 78711-3087