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How do you find local biomedical waste disposal?

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You can search for biomedical waste disposal services in your area by checking the websites of biomedical waste disposal companies, or by checking for disposal options on official city websites. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also provides links to different state regulations and options for biomedical waste disposal.

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Sharp's Compliance provides medical waste and other disposal services to health care providers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other markets, and it also specializes in biomedical waste. The company operates on a nationwide basis, and provides a mail-in service for customers across the United States.

BWS Regulated Waste Solutions bases its operations in Maryland and also lists Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Virginia as service areas. To request pick-up service within these areas, go to the company's website, and click on the Contact button. You can also request a free quote.

If you are a resident of Chicago or New York City, you can go to those city websites to see your biomedical waste disposal options. The Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicago Police Department provide medical waste drop-off boxes that are available at police stations throughout the city. In New York City, you can bring certain used medical items to hospitals, while other medical waste requires a licensed hauler.

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