Medical & Solid Waste Management
For cleaner air and water and a more attractive environment, the Solid Waste Management program ensures the proper storage and disposal of solid waste. Solid waste refers to what we throw away each day in our cities and towns. It includes all kinds of garbage, yard waste, old appliances, used furniture, and just about anything else you can think of that people throw away at home, schools, and businesses.
The efforts of the Solid Waste Management program contribute to fewer public nuisances and safety hazards. It minimizes the presence of flies, rodents, and other vermin related to the potential for spread of disease. This includes the permitting and operation of landfills, transfer stations, composting, and materials recovery facilities.
The Medical Waste Management program regulates hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities to make sure the waste is properly handled and stored so that people are protected from exposure to potentially dangerous organisms.
If you operate a facility that handles solid waste or that generates medical waste, see the “Permits” section under the Resources tab.