1. Prepare your needles and sharps
Store in a rigid, puncture-resistant, plastic container with a screw-on lid. Examples include empty laundry detergent bottles with screw-on lids. You can also purchase a sharps disposable container from a pharmacy. Do NOT use a glass container.
Label the empty container, "Do not recycle: Household sharps."
Put used needles into the container point-first. Note: Do not put unused medicines contained in sharps (epi-pens) in your container.
Only fill your container half full of needles and sharps.
Keep the lid screwed on the container to prevent spills.
2. Remember to bring
Proof of residency, such as a driver's license, is required.
3. Dispose of needles and sharps at the county's drop-off facilities
Staff will guide you to the needles and sharps drop-off area. Your sharps must be in a proper container, and you will be responsible for placing your container into the drop-off bin.
Note: Sharps will not be accepted if not in a rigid, puncture-resistant, plastic container with a screw-on lid. Staff will not handle needles and sharps.