Medical Sharps

Needles and lancets, for both humans and pets, are banned from the trash. Please do not throw them in your trash can or recycling bin as this poses a risk to staff handling them. Current disposal policies require that all Medical Sharps must be packaged in red biohazard sharps containers. Homemade containers will no longer be accepted. The price per container varies and is available at many local pharmacies and medical supply outlets. HWMA provides free disposal of home-generated medical sharps at the following locations:

Questions? Call (707) 268-8680


Drop Off Locations

Medical Sharps Disposal Locations
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Currently closed
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm By Appointment
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm First Saturday of the Month
Sunday: Closed
Currently closed
Recology Eel River
965 Riverwalk Drive
(707) 725-5156
Humboldt Sanitation
2585 Central Ave
(707) 839-3285
Palco Pharmacy
113 Main St #D
(707) 764-3591
Redway Transfer Station
Conservation Camp Rd
(707) 923-3944