Due to the pandemic, disposal sites may be temporarily closed or altered their hours. We recommend calling or visiting the program website.
Notes: Residents of single family dwellings (apartment and multifamily residents not eligible) may pick up sharps disposal containers free of charge from Burrtec's Recycle Center located at 41800 Corporate Way (behind Hovley Post Office in Palm Desert). Once the container is full, residents can call Burrtec at 760-340-2113 to schedule a curbside pickup, and upon request, Burrtec will leave a free empty collection container. Residents can coordinate up to four free pickups per year. Residents can also place sharps safely into hard thick plastic containers (such as used but cleaned orange juice, detergent or vegetable oil bottles-not thinner plastic such as milk jugs) and call for Burrtec to schedule a curbside pickup. Must be a resident of Palm Desert to participate.
It is against the law in the state of California to dispose of sharps in the household trash.