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Medical Waste, Electronics, Cell Phones

HHW Depot Locations  /   HHW Materials Accepted  /  Medical Waste, Electronics & Cell Phones

Medical Waste, Needles & Syringes

NEVER throw needles or syringes in the garbage or recycling.  They can pose a serious threat to curious children, pets and Waste Management Staff.

  • Visit your local pharmacy to return the medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps. Find the pharmacy nearest you by visiting:
  • Pharmacies will not accept medical sharps that are not in an approved sharps container. You can pick up an approved sharps container at your local pharmacy, free of charge.
  • The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps

These items can also be disposed of free of charge at any Household Hazardous Waste Depot.  Place them in a sealed container such as a pop bottle or glass jar. DO NOT BRING THEM IN LOOSE

Other non-hazardous medical waste such as IV tubing, IV bags, latex gloves, paper gowns, blood soaked linens, absorbent products etc., should be put in your household garbage.


Electronic Disposal 

Want to dispose of unwanted and outdated electronics?

Bring your electronics to any of the four Household Hazardous Waste Depots (free of charge) when they are open between April and October. See the Hazardous Waste page for dates and hours.

Examples of acceptable items include VCRs, cell phones, fax machines, stereos, computers and monitors, televisions, answering machines, camcorders, and more.


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