Sharps are household hazardous waste in the form of needles, syringes, lancets, or anything that pricks the skin to administer medication or draw blood.
Take this short quiz to see if you are ready to properly dispose of sharps.
Use a hard, puncture-resistant, plastic container with a screw-on lid. Laundry detergent bottles, fabric softener bottles, bleach bottles, Nalgene bottles etc. An actual sharps container is the best option.
Sharps in anything other than a hard plastic container are not accepted. Plastic bags, glass jars, milk jugs, or other thin plastic or soft-sided containers are NOT accepted. Loose sharps are NOT accepted. Drop-off site personnel will NOT handle any sharps, no matter if they are contained.
The tape is an extra security measure to prevent spills during transport. We want to make sure you and others near you remain safe from harm the entire time household sharps waste is being disposed.
Yes – but it is unwise! Loose sharps or full sharps containers in the trash can be harmful to you, the people in your community, and the environment.
Tell the staff you have sharps to dispose of when you arrive. Staff will then direct you to a bin specifically for sharps. You will be responsible for placing your sharps container into the drop-off bin.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month
8:00 a.m. – Noon
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