Due to the pandemic, disposal sites may be temporarily closed or altered their hours. We recommend calling or visiting the program website.

Safely disposing of home-generated used sharps is important.

Sharps that are not disposed of safely may cause injury.

How to Dispose of Used Sharps

Disposal rules and regulations vary across states and localities.
Click on a state to see the guidance or regulations for safely disposing of used sharps in your area.

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No matter where you are:
lineSharps should never be thrown loosely into the trash or toilet.
lineSharps should never be recycled.
lineSharps that retract after use, or are very small, should be disposed of like all other sharps.

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