Sharps Disposal Tips!

  • DO NOT bring loose needles or needles in plastic bags to collection sites.
  • DO NOT dispose of sharps in any curbside recycling or waste container.
  • Business or Commercial needles and sharps waste are NOT permitted at these locations.
  • Sharps containers should be 1-gallon in size or smaller in order to fit in the kiosk and HHW collection containers.

Disposal Locations

  • HHW Collection Facilities/Events **FREE**
  • Sharps Kiosk Locations **FREE**
  • Cities
  • Additional Disposal Locations

For business generated sharps - please visit the Business Generated Sharps and Needles page.

HHW Files

Safe Sharps & Medication Disposal (English | Spanish)
2023 HHW Schedule (Residents Only) (English | Spanish)
Drop & Shop Flyer (English | Spanish)
Biohazard Labels (English)

Make Your Own Sharps Container


  • Use 1-gallon in size or smaller hard sided plastic containers such as a bleach or laundry detergent bottle with a secure lid.  Do not use food product containers.
  • Place a label on both sides of the container that identifies "Biohazard".
  • Place your used needles, syringes, and lancets into the container.
  • When full, secure the lid and tape the container closed.
  • You can print FREE biohazard labels
  • Preprinted labels are available at HHW collection facilities and events or by calling (951) 486-3200