Oregon law directs consumers to take sealed containers of used household sharps to a drop off site or arrange a mail back service.
- If there is no program near you, contact your local health department or solid waste department for direction.
Place them in a strong, plastic RED container, like a laundry detergent or bleach bottle.*
When the container is 75% full, seal it tightly with duct tape and label it “DO NOT RECYCLE.”
Use the ZIP Code locator below to find a drop off site for your sealed container.
* If you do not have a red container at home, they are typically available at pharmacies, medical supply companies, health care providers, and online.
Call the program to confirm if there are any container requirements, disposal fees or residency restrictions.
Oregon State Guidelines
Oregon residents can access additional information and guidelines from The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Read More.