Missouri Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Infectious waste management: 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 80-7.010, Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 197, and Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.200 to 260.204

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Definitions: 10 CSR 80-7.010(1)(A), 19 CSR 20-20.010, Mo. Rev. Stat. 197.020, and Mo. Rev. Stat. 260.200

Applicability: 10 CSR 80-7.010(1)(C)


Packaging: 10 CSR 80-7.010(2)

Tracking documents: 10 CSR 80-7.010(3)(A)


General: 10 CSR 80-7.010(4)

Tracking documents: 10 CSR 80-7.010(3)(B)

Fees: 10 CSR 80-7.010(5)(D)

License and vehicles: 10 CSR 80-7.010(4)

Treatment facilities:

Tracking documents: 10 CSR 80-7.010(3)(C)

Permits: 10 CSR 80-7.010(5)

Incinerators: 10 CSR 80-7.010(5)(A)(1)

Steam sterilization: 10 CSR 80-7.010(5)(A)2

Process and storage areas: 10 CSR 80-7.010(5)(C)

Quarterly reports: 10 CSR 80-7.010(5)(D)3

Disposal: 10 CSR 80-7.010(1)(B)

Recordkeeping: 10 CSR 80-7.010(6)

Regulatory Agencies

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid Waste Management Program

Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Missouri's infectious (medical) waste regulations apply to generators, transporters, and owners and operators of treatment facilities and address requirements related to packaging, labeling, fees, transport, disposal and treatment of infectious waste.

Note that in addition to the requirements discussed in this section, counties or municipalities may have additional requirements for the management of infectious waste. Contact your county and city ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Documents