70A.228.040  <<  70A.228.050 >>   70A.228.900

Residential sharps waste collection.

(1) A public or private provider of solid waste collection service may provide a program to collect source separated residential sharps waste containers in conjunction with regular collection services.
(2) A company collecting source separated residential sharps waste containers shall notify the public, in writing, on the availability of this service. Notice shall occur at least forty-five days prior to the provision of this service and shall include the following information: (a) How to properly dispose of residential sharps waste; (b) how to obtain sharps waste containers; (c) the cost of the program; (d) options to home collection of sharps waste; and (e) the legal requirements of residential sharps waste disposal.
(3) A company under the jurisdiction of the utilities and transportation commission may provide the service authorized under subsection (1) of this section only under tariff.
The commission may require companies collecting sharps waste containers to implement practices that will protect the containers from theft.
[ 1994 c 165 § 4. Formerly RCW 70.95K.040.]


FindingsPurposeIntent1994 c 165: See note following RCW 70A.228.010.
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