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Needles, Lancets and Sharps

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

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

You can drop off your needles, lancets and sharps at these PDF icon City of San Diego Police Department (SDPD) locations.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Transfer Facility

The City of San Diego also accepts needles, lancets and sharps at their HHW Transfer Facility by appointment only.

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