In August 2005, Arizona adopted laws that require tattoo shops to adhere to specific guidelines for disposing of needles and other bio waste associated with the tattooing process. Most shops were not aware of these laws and therefore, have not been following these guidelines. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has began to enforce these laws beginning in February 2016. We encourage all tattoo artists, especially shop owners to familiarize yourself with these laws to avoid failing an inspection. Each violation could make you liable for up to $500.
ADEQ will be performing random inspections beginning in February 2016 so make sure you're shop is following the guidelines.
There are several options available for waste disposal outlined above. If you're interested in contracting a licensed transporter to pick up your waste, here's a list of companies below.
Abracadabra Restoration, Inc.
Contact: Breck Grumbles - 877-378-3737 or 520-323-3261 Address: 4814 N. Shamrock Pl., Tucson, AZ 85705
Advanced Bio Solutions, LLC
Contact: Cathleen Eckert - 602-325-1580 Address: 24 W. Camelback Rd., #A-154, Phoenix, AZ 85013
AdvoWaste Medical Services, LLC
Contact: Joe Wright - 602-734-2802 Address: 18444 N. 25th Ave., #420, Phoenix, AZ 85023
Aftermath Services, LLC
Contact: Kevin Reifsteck - 630-551-0735 Registration: #TR101210.01 Address: 3110 Polaris Ave., Las Vegas, NV or 8966 Benson Ave., Montclair, CA, (800) 366-9923
All Pets Great & Small Cremation Service, LLC
Contact: Leonard J. Cooper - 480-668-8500 Address: 1110 S. Horne, Suite 103, Mesa, AZ 85204
Alpine Medical Services, LLC
Contact: Jepson T. Ellsworth - 480-600-3854 or 928-242-0826 Address: 1450 N. 24th W., St. Johns, AZ 85936
Ames Diversified Services, LLC
Contact: Michael J. Ames DVM - 520-678-0992 or 602-697-4517 Address: 2017 Rogers Ave., Douglas, AZ 85607 or 3015 West Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
Animal Cremation Services
Contact: Dennis Gresham - 623-842-0908 Address: 5646 W. Bethany Home Rd., Glendale, AZ 85301
Arizona Medical Waste, LLC
Contact: Victor DiVello - 602-305-8888 Address: 600 S. 94th Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
AZ BIO Cleanup & Restoration
Contact: Joseph R. Trasser - 602-515-2364 or 520-882-4350 Address: 5235 S. Kyrene Rd., Unit #33, Tempe, AZ 85283
Contact: Nord S. Sorensen - 806-355-3035 or 855-467-7300 Address: 705 East 1st St., Clovis, NM 88101
BioMedical Waste Solutions LLC
Contact: Evelynn Rodriquez - 520-423-1984 or 407-702-3191 Address: 4239 S. 36th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Contact: Edward Ireland - 602-770-4972 Address: 3370 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 123, PMB 121, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: Dale Cillian - 602-234-6856 or 877-492-7549 Address: 1015 N. McQueen Rd., Suite 166, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Clean Scene AZ, LLC
Contact: Frances Vierkoetter - 602-438-7008 Address: 4242 South 37th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Crime Clean Decontamination, LLC
Contact: Sharan Godwin - 602-692-3492 Address: 17231 N. 26th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032
Daniels Sharpsmart, Inc.
Contact: Kyle Little - 312-546-8926 or 312-285-9087 Address: 111 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 720, Chicago, IL 60604
Desert Dental Refining
Contact: William W. Carnall - 480-309-8468 Address: 1059 S. 165th Dr., Goodyear, AZ 85338
Emergency Restoration Experts, Inc.
Contact: Tammy Larson - 480-507-9082 Address: 1710 E. Grant St., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Environmental Response, Inc.
Contact: Chris Boyles - 480-967-2802 Address: 2202 W. Medtronic Way, Suite 108, Tempe, AZ 85281
Estrategy Medical Waste Disposal Services (Estrategy Consulting, LLC)
Contact: Duone Jackson - 414-795-3978 Address: 4500 Anaheim Ave., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Healthcare Medical Waste Services, Inc.
Contact: Linda Moll - 520-316-9207 or 866-846-4697 Address: 1305 N. VIP Blvd., Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Integrity Medical Waste, Inc.
Contact: Kenneth Bauer - 520-466-5088 or 520-371-8164 Address: 601 N. Eleven Mile Corner Rd., Eloy, AZ 85223
Kary Environmental Services, Inc.
Contact: Jeff Kary - 480-945-0009 Address: 641 S. Drew St., Mesa, AZ 85210
Larson Waste, Inc.
Contact: Nolan R. Larson - 928-536-3398 Address: 1440 W. Rutledge Dr., Snowflake, AZ 85937
MTS Medical Waste Management (Milum Textile Services)
Contact: Craig Milum - 602-253-5173 Address: 333 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007
NAFTA Environmental Inc.
Contact: Frank Altieri - 928-627-3881 Address: 17880 S. Avenue A, Somerton, AZ 85350
Pet & Animal Lovers Services, Inc.
Contact: Katherine Heuerman - 602-455-6677 Address: 3629 N. 40th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85019
Ponderosa Medical Waste Service
Contact: Russell R. Mann - 928-774-5669 Address: 1519 N. Main St., Ste 109, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Quality Residential and Restoration Services (Nash Cleaning Corp.)
Contact: Lem Nash - 520-322-5326 Address: 2880 N. El Burrito Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705
Contact: Matthew Hammerstone - 847-964-2273 Additional Contact: Bill Wanderlear - 602-437-5624 or 602-721-3787 Address: 1251 S. Nelson Drive, Chandler, AZ 85226 or 1635 W. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
Contact: Richard Cota - 928-279-1464 Address: 3693 Mormon Flat Rd., Golden Valley, AZ 86413
U.S. Bio-Clean, LLC
Contact: Russell Haedt - 602-384-3927 Address: 3104 E. Camelback Rd, Suite 825, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Waste Busters, Inc.
Contact: Tamera C. Turner - 520-399-9840 Address: 1451 S. LaCanada Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85622
WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Contact: Neal Beenenga - 602-278-3387 or 713-287-2421 Address: 3152 North 34th Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85017
We have this information available at our Goodyear, AZ location upon request. Be safe, be responsible, follow the guidelines.
We no longer offer sharps and waste disposal at our location(s). If you dropped off your waste at Needle Supply, this option is no longer available as of March 1, 2016.