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Environmental Services

Needles, Lancets and Sharps

Two syringesHome-generated sharps waste is defined as hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, acupuncture needles, lancets and other devices used to penetrate the skin. As of September 1, 2008, California State Law prohibits the disposal of home-generated sharps into any container used for trash, recycling or green waste.

Learn more about the proper disposal of needles, lancets and sharps by viewing this informational brochure. Spanish version


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Transfer Facility

The City accepts needles, lancets and sharps at the HHW Transfer Facility by appointment only. 

Visit the Police webpage for information on the Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program.