Medical waste for businesses

Businesses looking to dispose of biohazards and medical/infectious waste should contact the Oahu-based companies listed below for more information:

  • Hawaii Bio: (808) 841-1240
  • NCNS Environmental: (808) 847-7875

For more information call the Department of Heath at (808) 586-4226.

Instructions for Disposing Medical Needles (Sharps)

  • Sharps should be stored in a strong, leak proof plastic container, such as a laundry detergent bottle.
  • The container should be clearly marked “BIOHAZARD”.
  • When the container is full, it should be filled with one part bleach and ten parts water and allowed to soak for 20 minutes.
  • The solution should then be poured into a sink, and the container should be sealed with its original cap. As a safety measure, heavy duty tape should be placed on the cap
  • Dispose of the container in your regular household trash.

Prescription Medication Take Back Events

The Drug Enforcement Administration coordinates bi-annual take back events for expired medication.

For more information visit www.dea.gov or call (808) 541-1930.