Medical Sharps Disposal
It is illegal to put sharps in the trash or recycling! Please dispose of your home generated syringes, needles and lancets in a safe and legal manner.
HOME GENERATED SHARPS
These are needles, syringes with needles, and disposable lancets used in the medical treatment of people and animals, derived from a single or multifamily residence.
Improper disposal of home generated sharps is a heath and safety threat to children, home health care providers, our recycling workers, and pets through accidental needle stick injuries.
APPROVED DISPOSAL METHODS:
Contact your medical provider. They may accept your sharps as a courtesy to you.
FREE SHARPS COLLECTION LOCATIONS:
Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road, American Canyon (at the Devlin Road Transfer Station), every Friday and Saturday from 9:00AM–4:00PM
Napa County Public Health
OLE Health – call or check website for hours:
1141 Pear Tree Lane, Napa 254-1770
1222-A Pine St, St. Helena 963-0931
911 Washington St, Calistoga 709-2308
Clover Flat Landfill
Napa County Animal Shelter
Animal sharps only
942 Hartle Court, Napa
It is against the law to leave any material at these locations after hours.
HOW TO HANDLE SHARPS SAFELY & LEGALLY
Sharps should be transported in an approved red sharps container, obtained from a physician, pharmacy or Napa County Public Health. Sharps transported in plastic bags, paper bags or other non-puncture resistant containers will be refused.
Immediately after use, place sharps in the container point down.
Do not attempt to bend or break the needle or syringe.
Keep all sharps and disposal containers out of reach of children.
The following companies provide sharps mail back services. Each service has different procedures and fees so it is important to verify the packaging and mail back process:
EnviroMed Safety & Compliance
Sharps mail-back service: email@example.com
Sharps Compliance, Inc.
Waste & Compliance Management, Inc.
Napa County Environmental Health Division
(707) 253-4471; www.countyofnapa.org/pbes/environmental/
Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal
1-(800) 643-1643, www.safeneedledisposal.org
California Department of Public Health