How do I dispose of sharps, needles, lancets or medical waste?

We provide Sharps containers and disposal for a fee. Please call or stop by your local office in Toledo and Waldport to pick up a SHARPS container. Sharps can NOT be placed  in your garbage. Oregon State law mandates proper storage and disposal of used sharps. Sharps include needles, lancets, and syringes. Sharps must be stored in approved bio- hazard containers (milk jugs and coffee cans are not safe or acceptable for sharps storage).

Other options for Sharps containers

  • Return filled sharps containers to a certified bio-hazard disposal facility.
  • Contact your local pharmacy for storage and disposal solutions.
  • Check with your physician or veterinarian if they prescribed the medication.