Medical waste is classified as hazardous, so it must be disposed of in accordance with the US government rules and regulations. There are specifications on the facility and transportation requirements that must be used for disposing of medical waste, and a violator can be penalized for up to $250,000 (individual) or $500,000 (company) if these specifications are violated.For regulated medical waste, also known as biomedical waste or clinical waste, the US DOT listed a set of guidelines under its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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