Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and solid waste regulations address the storage, labeling, treatment, disposal, transportation, and recordkeeping requirements applicable to the management of medical or biological waste, including those for home sharps.
Massachusetts has not established regulations for existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) because the state has received approval of a negative ...