Notes: Hours: Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm. The Shawnee County Solid Waste Department will accept used needles (sharps) in your refuse container with proper preparation. You should place your used needles (sharps) in an empty hard plastic container with a tight fitting lid (e.g. laundrdetergent bottles, bleach bottles, ketchup bottles, etc.) Plastic milk containers and red biohazardous material containers are not acceptable. After placing the needles (sharps) in the container, make sure the lid is on tight, tape the lid, and indicate what is in the container (e.g. SHARPS). Under no circumstances should the needle container be placed in your recycling bin, Residents may bring their containers to the facility during normal working hours.