Q: Do I need a Medical Waste Generator Permit even if I have an EPA number? A: YES - based upon the Medical Waste Management Act, most if not all counties in California require healthcare businesses that generate medical waste, i.e., sharps, biohazard wastes, etc., be registered with the Dept.
Q: My sale representative told me about a product when added to x-ray developer will neutralize it so it can be poured down the drain. He said it was approved by OSHA and the EPA in all 50 states. Is this right? A: There are several products that are available to reduce the PH value of
Q: What chemicals can be poured down the drain? A: The best “rule of thumb” is not to pour any chemicals down the drain. Pouring chemicals down the drain is quickly becoming a thing of the past, what you were allowed to sewer yesterday you can’t today. With the Clean Water Act, Mercury
A fast way to destroy your Amalgam Separator and produce harmful mercury vapors is by using bleach as a line cleaner. Another way of damaging an Amalgam Separator is not properly maintaining it.
Q: We are looking at replacing are sharps service with a product called "Isolyser", what are your opinions or suggestions regarding this? A: Using "Isolyer" as an alternative to a sharps service is a great idea. The Isolyer is one of many fine waste management products produced by WCM WasteWise.