Click to Home
Go To Search
Site Tools

Sharps Waste
What is home-generated sharps waste?
Home-generated sharps waste includes hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications derived from a household.

Where do I place my sharps once they have been used?
You must place used sharps in a proper container. Free containers are available at L.A. County Household Hazardous Waste Collection events or at the City of Los Angeles' S.A.F.E. center (1-888-CLEAN LA) or CleanLA  and at CARD Your Sharps.You can also place sharps in a container that does not leak, break or puncture such as plastic detergent containers. The lid must be taped, sealed, and the container labeled "SHARPS."

Where do I dispose of used sharps and medicine?
Dispose of used sharps and medicine at free L.A. County HHW roundups. Call 1-888-CLEAN LA or visit CleanLA for locations. Search for local disposal options at Safe Needle Disposal.

* Do not flush sharps waste or medications down the toilet or drain or discard in the trash, greenwaste or recycling containers.