Types of Sharps
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Pen needles
  • Intravenous needles
  • Lancets
  • Other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications
It is illegal by state law to dispose of sharps in your waste receptacles. California Health and Safety Code require that all sharps waste be disposed of in an approved collection container. Discarded needles may expose waste workers to potential needle stick injuries and risk of infection.

Proper Disposal Options

Please dispose of your sharps in one of the following ways:
  • Visit City Hall (22112 El Paso), to pick up a free Sharps Disposal by Mail Kit. This kit is available for residents only. View the Home Generated Sharps Disposal (PDF) for more information.
  • Visit an Orange County Household Hazardous Waste location to dispose of your sharps. Check out the Household Hazardous Waste page for a list of locations.

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