Dentists have options when disposing of medical waste, consisting of red-bag waste and contaminated sharps, generated in their offices. Many states allow medical waste generators to use approved mail-back systems for medical waste disposal, which provide a simple, economical alternative to using a medical waste transporter. Mail-back systems provide special approved packaging in which generators can dispose of their medical waste. Check your state’s medical waste requirements for approved mail-back systems available in your state.
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