Syringes & Needles


Updated on July 24, 2020



Your local pharmacist may have a disposal drop for sharps onsite. Dispose of medical waste at the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 2100 E 7th St, Oakland, CA 94606, (800) 606-6606.

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Ask your medical provider(s) if they can take back personal syringes and needles.


Sharps or needles must not be disposed of in the trash or recycling can, since they pose a health hazard to garbage collectors and the environment.

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