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Regulated Medical Waste Annual Registration

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:26-3A.8(a) each medical waste generator is required to pay an annual registration fee. The amount of this fee is based upon the category as listed below:


Generator Category

Pounds of Regulated Medical Waste Generated Annually




<50 Pounds



50 – 200 Pounds



201 – 300 Pounds



301 – 1,000 Pounds



>1,000 Pounds



Frequently Asked Questions:


  1. What does this fee cover?

    The fee issued in January 2022 is for the registration period 7-22-2021 through 7-21-2022.
  1. What should I do If billed for the incorrect category or no longer generate Regulated Medical Waste?

    Please review all medical waste disposal records between 7-22-2020 and 7-21-2021 to determine what your billing category as shown at the top of the page. If your records indicate you were billed incorrectly please complete the attached form and send to mebinfo@dep.nj.gov so we can adjust your bill amount accordingly.  
  1. How do I pay my fee?

    You will receive a paper invoice from the Department of Treasury which you can return with a paper check.  Alternatively you can pay this bill online using a credit card or e-check at https://njdeponline.com/. Click the choice of Pay a Paper Invoice which is listed under Non-Registered Services. You will be asked for your Invoice Number which is shown in the upper right section of the paper invoice.  
  1. How can I look up my outstanding invoice information?

    Click here to obtain a listing of any outstanding fees or penalties for your facilityThis report will allow you to print a copy of your invoice(s) and also includes the information needed to pay online.  
  1. I am no longer responsible for generating medical waste (retired, sold business, business closed, business changed) – do I still have to pay the fee?

    All Regulated Medical Waste generators must pay an annual registration fee – this year’s fee covers a registration period of 7-22-2021 through 7-21-2022 – if you were generating waste after 7-22-2021 you are required to pay the fee.  
  1. How do I update my registration information?

    An updated registration form must be submitted for any of the following reasons:
  1. When will I billed again for an annual fee?

    In July 2022 we expect to issue the annual fee that covers the registration period of 7-22-2022 through 7-21-2023.   
  1. What will happen if I do not pay the annual fee?

    Your facility will be in violation of N.J.A.C. 7:26-3A.8(a) and may be subject to enforcement action including a penalty assessment.  Furthermore your outstanding fee will be sent to a collection agency which could adversely affect your credit rating.  
  1. Who do I contact with questions?

    Please e-mail us at mebinfo@dep.nj.gov or call 609-292-7081.
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Last Updated: February 4, 2022