The Daniels Difference


  • We provide medical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
  • All containers sanitized through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
  • It is our drivers and our trucks that will service your facility, no third party hauler risk
  • We are up front with our costs and transparent with our contracts 
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
  • Eliminate the purchase, disposal costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers


  • Regulated Medical Waste Services 
  • Biohazardous Sharps Services 
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
  • Chemotherapy and Hazardous Waste Services 
  • Onsite and online compliance and education


California Medical Waste Management | Medical and Biohazardous Waste Disposal 

Our 35+ years of experience, clinical background, and local presence make us the right choice for your biomedical and regulated medical waste management in California.

Daniels Health is a proud partner to many leading healthcare facilities in California such as Stanford Healthcare and Loma Linda University Medical Center. We service facilities of all sizes, from small general practices, dental offices, long term care facilities, hospitals and everything in between, providing cradle to grave waste collection and biohazard disposal services in the state of California. Our partners choose us because they know we are the trusted experts in all waste streams, including: 

  • Sharps & RMW Disposal
  • Pharmacueticals & Controlled Substances Disposal
  • Chemotherapy Disposal (Trace and Bulk) 
  • Hazardous/RCRA Disposal
  • Pathological Disposal 



Ah, California! It is the land of tall palm trees, pink cadillacs, the golden stars of hollywood boulevard and all year round summer dreaming. California has more than 100 songs sung about it, captivating the young aspiring to Hollywood stardom and the young at heart reliving their childhood in Cinderella’s palace at Disney land… it is quite simply the epicentre of perpetual happiness!


With 39.5 million residents, California is the most populated state in the country. And hey, Mickey Mouse lives there so it’s easy to see the appeal! In California, everything is simply iconic… in San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz; in San Diego, white beaches, seal watching and sunset tacos in La Jolla; and in Los Angeles, the city of Angels, the playground that is Disneyland, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studies and Hollywood. In addition to its playful sun-kissed lifestyle, California also boasts some incredible natural wonders – Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Joshua Tree national park just to name a few.

We're proud to be be serving healthcare in such a beautiful part of the world! Outside of our major cities, our team are proud to service some of the "less known" landmark locations in California including Anaheim, Bakersfield, Long Beach, San Jose, Oakland and Fresno

Our local Californian facility manages the collection and disposal of all biomedical waste streams across California's major cities including Sacramento, Los Angeles, San DiegoSan Francisco and neighborhoods in between. As a team we pride ourselves on providing tangible results for our clients. This year alone, we:

  • Prevented approximately 4250 needlestick injury incidents
  • Diverted over 2000 tons of plastic from landfills
  • Replaced over 30,000 cardboard boxes with our world-leading reusable medical waste disposal systems! 
  • Saved healthcare facilities approximately US$25 million in waste management costs
  • Served over 8000+ customers, at more than 52,000 locations, with our drivers conducting over 250,000 services!  



How is hospital medical waste regulated in California? 

In California, biohazardous waste is regulated by the California Department of Public Health, Environmental Management Branch. Their regulations fall under the Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA), which applies specific regulations, based on whether the medical waste generator is a large quantity generator (producing over 200 lbs. per month of waste), or a small quantity generator (producing less than 200 lbs. per month of waste).

The act further dictates that:

  • If a small quantity generator generates more than 20 lbs. of biohazardous waste in a month, this waste (including sharps) must be stored above 32 degrees Fahrenheit at any onsite location for more than 7 days (unless written approval is provided by the department)
  • If a small quantity generator generates less than 20 lbs. of biohazardous waste per month, it cannot be stored onsite above 32 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 30 days

In addition to these stringent regulations, generators are required to maintain a comprehensive tracking document for all waste that has been removed, treated, transported or disposed of, for a period of 3 years.


Guide to California Medical Waste Regulations


We offer security focused service solutions for pharmaceutical waste management.

Our pharmaceutical waste containers are innovative and have been designed with safety in-mind. Our pharmaceutical sharps containers come with built-in security features to prevent interference and unauthorized access, and to ensure the safety of your healthcare facilities’ staff and patients. We’ve made a commitment to be different from our competition.

We champion innovation, customer service and affordability for our clients. When you choose Daniels for medical waste managament, you choose a company that:

  • Thinks of its clients as partners
  • Consistently looks to reduce medical waste volumes, compliance risk and costs
  • Offers no-nonsense contracts that are easy to decipher
  • Takes full responsibility for your waste, from cradle to grave
  • Provides innovative containment solutions, that are geared towards mitigating risk and ensuring safety using the safest sharps container in the world


Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in California.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.


855 251 2655         Request a quote      


  • "They are a pleasure to deal with"

    We chose Daniels to manage our sharps, medical and pharmaceutical waste because of their safer sharps containers and competitive pricing. I’m glad we did because they are a pleasure to deal with - from the punctual driver through to their helpful customer service.

    John E. Weinsenberger, M.D. Hanford, CA

Organizations We Partner With

We are proud to have been chosen by over 8,200 US facilities as vendor of choice for healthcare waste services, including our very first customer that we signed 22 years ago! In California here are some of the brands we protect

California State Resources & Requirements

California EPA

1001 I Street, P.O. Box 2815

Sacramento, CA 95812-2815

916 323 2514

Daniels California Site 

4144 E. Therese Ave

Fresno, CA 93725

888 952 5580

Waste Classification

The waste must satisfy three criteria in order to be classified as medical waste:

  • The material must be a waste product.
  • The waste must be either biohazardous or sharps waste. Various forms of waste are defined as biohazardous because of the actual or presumed presence of pathogenic microorganisms, including laboratory waste and fluid blood. Objects which have been used in invasive procedures, such as hypodermic needles, and broken glass items contaminated with blood or other biohazardous waste are considered to be sharps waste.

Storage Requirements

California state requirements mandate:

  • Medical waste should be contained separately from other waste

  • Sharps waste must be contained in a sharps container

  • Red biohazard bags are to be placed in secure area for storage, handling, and transport

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