Notes: Sharps retailers in Tulare County are required to accept home-generated sharps waste in a sealed, certified container at no cost to the consumer. Sharps retailers are required to accept from a customer the same amount of sharps waste as being sold, or previously sold, to the consumer. The sharps retailer may require proof of purchase. In addition, sharps retailers are also required to accept sharps not sold by the retailer, from customers who reside within the county of Tulare, in an amount equal to no more than a total of one 2 quart-size sharps container per week.
It is against the law in the state of California to dispose of sharps in the household trash.