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.​​


Drop Off Site Guidelines:

  • In order to use the sharp disposal program at the HHW Center; used 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.

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.