The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 2014 Infectious Waste Annual Reporting is now OPEN!
This is the first time the DNR is requiring infectious waste generators to submit their reports online. This process must be started – and, if possible, all information inputted – by January 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
By now, you should have received an email from the DNR notifying you of instructions to ensure everything gets filed correctly and on time. If not, Please email DNRMedicalWaste@wisconsin.gov. Also, follow this link to inform the DNR if your facility has a new contact person or to make changes to the existing contact.
Who Needs to File Infectious Waste Report
If your business or institution generates infectious waste, you may need to file one or two different reports to the DNR: A Medical Waste Reduction Plan and/or an Infectious Waste Annual Report. Whether you need to file one or both reports depends on the type/amount of waste you produce and your disposal techniques.
In our earlier post we outlined how you can determine whether you are exempt or need to file. We also included some tips to walk you through when creating a waste reduction annual plan and an infectious waste annual report.
Easy Way for MERI Customers to Get Needed Info
MERI’s online customer portal makes it easy to retrieve the waste information you need to file your reports quickly. This software allows you to:
* Retrieve manifests that include cradle-to-grave documentation of infectious waste.
* Receive a report detailing the total weight of treated waste over a specific date range.
* Update your contact information.
We’ve already sent every MERI customer a link to the portal along with the required password. If you’re having trouble accessing the portal, please contact us by phone or email and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Still Have Questions About Your Infectious Waste Report?
If you have any questions about filing your reports in general, please contact the Wisconsin’s DNR website, which provides a full list of requirements and exemptions for filing both reports.