SHARPS DISPOSAL PROGRAM

Overview

The Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center (HHW), in cooperation with the Hamilton County Health Department, operates a collection program for used medical needles. Residents of Hamilton County can bring used needles, syringes, and lancets – also called sharps- to the HHW for proper disposal.

Please register your visit in advance to help our program justification. 


Drop Off Site Guidelines:

  • In order to use the sharp disposal program at the HHW Center; used (or unused) needles, syringes, and lancets must be placed in an approved sharps container prior to being brought to the center. 
  • If needed, approved containers may be purchased from the HHW Center for a small onetime fee. 
  • Once the initial container is full, it can be brought back and exchanged for a new one at no cost.
  • If you are using an ejection pen that can be recapped, and the cap will stay on, then your pens can be turned in loose (not in an approved sharps container).   

EXAMPLE OF AN APPROVED CONTAINER:

Sharps Container

Safety Tips:

1.   Only use approved sharps containers.
2. Tape lids closed for extra protection when transporting full sharps containers.
3. Do not overfill containers.
4.   Keep containers away from children and animals.