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:

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Thes 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, trash & recycling workers, and pets through accidental needle stick injuries.









APPROVED DISPOSAL METHODS:
 
PERSONAL PHYSICIAN

Contact your personal physician. He/she may accept your sharps as a courtesy to you.


MAIL BACK PROGRAMS

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
(877) 340-2430

 

GRP & Associates

(800) 207-0976
www.sharpsdisposal.com

 

Medasend, Inc.

Sharps mail-back service: info@medasend.com
(800) 200-3581

 

MedPro Disposal
Sharps & pharmaceutical mail-back service
(888) 641-6131

Sharps Compliance, Inc.

SCI Mail Sharps Disposal System
(800) 772-5657
www.sharpsinc.com

Stericycle, Inc.
Sharps mail-back service
(800) 355-8773 or (800) 527-0666
www.stericycle.com


Waste & Compliance Management, Inc.

(866) 436-9264
www.wcminc.net


FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAMS (INCLUDING SHARPS)


Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

889A Devlin Road, American Canyon (at the Devlin Road Transfer Station), every Friday and Saturday from 9:00AM–4:00PM


Temporary Collection Events
One-day collection events are held periodically in Napa County area.  Make sure to look in your bill insert announcements for more details.

FREE HOME-GENERATED SHARPS COLLECTION LOCATIONS

Napa County Health & Human Services Agency
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building B – Public Health Immunization Clinic
Napa (707) 253-4270
Monday–Friday, 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm


OLE Health
also collects medications; call 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
4380 Silverado Trail, Calistoga 963-7988

Napa County Animal Shelter

Animal sharps only
942 Hartle Court, Napa
Monday–Friday, 10:00AM–5:00PM

Saturday 11:00AM–5:00PM


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 sharps container, obtained from a physician or pharmacy. A tightly sealed, leak and puncture resistant container with lid (bleach bottle, laundry detergent bottle, etc.)  is an acceptable alternative.  Please label container as “sharps.”  Sharps transported in plastic bags, paper bags or other non-puncture resistant containers will be refused.

 
REMEMBER TO:

Immediately after use, place sharps in the container point down.

Do not attempt to bend or break the needle or syringe.

Do not put the cap back on the needle.

Keep all sharps and disposal containers out of reach of children.


RESOURCES:

CalRecycle

www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/Sharps


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