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Ask the expert: Medical waste manifests

Q: How long must our practice keep EPA manifests for medical waste?

A: Manifests for small-quantity generators are to be kept for three years, according to the EPA’s Understanding the Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Rules: A Handbook for Small Business [1].

Some states have additional requirements, so it is always best to check with your state ­department of environmental quality [2].