Did you know that you can dispose of sharps safely and easily in California by using the Med-Project’s Mail-Back Service? Simply complete an online form to request a pre-paid, pre-addressed, mail-back package and one will be sent directly to your home. Instructions for disposal will be provided with all mail-back services. It’s a safe and convenient way to properly dispose of sharps.
Visit https://med-project.org/locations/california/sharps/mail-back-services or call 1 (844) MED-PROJECT (633-7765).
Household-generated medical sharps such as hypodermic needles, lancets, and razor blades are considered bio-hazardous waste and should never be placed in trash, recycling, or green waste containers. They are dangers to workers handling the material, who require medical screening and treatment when poked by sharps.
There are also local Hazardous Waste drop off options available to residents at one of San Bernardino County Fire Protection District HHW Collection Facilities. To find one near you visit: https://sbcfire.org/collectionfacilities