APHIS/Product Destruction

It is key to the health of our environment that fruits, vegetables, meats, animals, animal products, plants, soil, seeds and other plant-based materials entering United States are free from agricultural pests and diseases. At Waste Management, we understand healthy communities depend on the safe handling of these materials.

APHIS Waste is waste that was on board, generated on board, or removed by any means of transportation during international movement. These include:

  • Food scraps, table refuse, gallery refuse, food wrappers or packaging materials
  • International aircraft passenger or crew food waste
  • Meals prepared but not consumed
  • Fruits, vegetables, meats

As North America's leading environmental solutions company, Waste Management maintains the necessary APHIS, USDA, CBP, Port permits and authority to transport, treat and dispose of APHIS, international waste, regulated garbage and rejected cargo from all Ports in Southern California. We handle the waste safely and responsibly.

  • We use USDA/CBP approved shipping containers and use disinfectants that meet all regulations.
  • All of our staff is well trained on how to handle, collect, transport, and treat APHIS waste.
  • We sterilize waste according to USDA requirements (212 degrees F for 30 minutes) and use an approved disposal method.
  • Our processing equipment is calibrated according to USDA requirements and inspected by CBP.
  • All regulated medical and autoclaved waste received at our Vernon Medical Waste Processing Facility are processed immediately (within 72 hours). We provide CODs to customers and regulatory agencies.

To find out more about our Product Destruction/APHIS/International Waste services or to request a quote, call 888 906 8176 or email us at wmhealthcaresolutions@wm.com.

Integrated. Sustainable. Industry Experts.


To find out how we can help you safely dispose of your medical and hazardous waste, further your goals of sustainability, streamline operations to minimize waste and reduce costs, contact us today.

CALL 888 906 8176 OR EMAIL US AT wmhealthcaresolutions@wm.com.

    We provide services for:
  • Hospitals
  • Surgical Centers
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians                   
  • Biotech Companies          
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities          
  • Blood Banks
  • Pharmacists
  • Mortuaries
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Acupuncturists
  • Manufacturers
  • Schools
  • Universities          
  • Small Businesses and more

Are you a resident?

If so, call 800 774 0222 or visit www.wmlamptracker.com for simple and safe medical waste disposal.