What to Do with Used Sharps in Oregon

Put used sharps in a strong, plastic container.

Put used sharps in a strong, plastic container.

When it comes to getting rid of your sealed container of used sharps, the law in Oregon is not precise. Please contact your city, county or state health department for additional guidance.

You may also use the ZIP Code search at the top of this page to locate container disposal options near you.

Never throw used sharps — loose or in a plastic container — into the trash or toilet, and never recycle.

Sharps that retract after use, or are very small, should be disposed of like all other sharps.

If you would like to bring your sealed container to a community sharps disposal program, there are drop-off locations in several counties.

Many locations require the storage of used sharps in a red sharps container. Check with the individual facility to confirm container requirements.