SHARPS (HOUSEHOLD NEEDLES AND SYRINGES) DISPOSAL
State law prohibits a person from placing home-generated sharps in their trash or recycling containers. Home-generated sharps are defined as disposable hypodermic needles, syringes, lancets, and other medical devices used for self-injection or blood test.
To safely dispose of your used home-generated sharps, place them in a biohazard sharps container and contact your personal physician, clinic administrator, or pharmacist and ask if they have a take-back program in place.
If you purchase sharps on-line, request a pre-addressed, prepaid mail-back box for your used sharps. Many clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies throughout the County accept sharps containers. Properly disposing household needles & syringes is as easy as:
- Purchase a sharps container from your local pharmacy.
- Place used household sharps in the container.
Keep out of reach of children.
- Bring the full, closed container to one of the listed facilities for free disposal.
Properly disposing of your used sharps will help protect your family,
community, the public and our environment.
ALL SHARPS MUST BE DISPOSED OF IN APPROVED SHARPS CONTAINERS.
PLEASE DO NOT THROW SHARPS IN THE TRASH.
Sharps disposable containers can be purchased at local pharmacies. If you have further questions or need more information, please contact the Weber County Health Department.