Needle / Sharps Collection Program

Needle/Sharps Collection Program

The Health Department, along with participating community pharmacies, distributes containers, literature and labels to residents using insulin, heart and other types of medications. Used syringes and lancets are collected and stored in these containers. Once containers are full, they can be exchanged at no charge for new containers at participating pharmacies or the Health Department.

The Health Department properly disposes of these materials with a medical waste company. Please do not dispose of sharps in your garbage or recycling.