Syringes & Needles

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Updated on July 24, 2020

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Instructions

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.

Find a drop-off location

Alternatives

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

Facts

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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